The Colbert Report announced yesterday Feb 15, 2012 that they have suspended production for at least a couple of days.
Steve Albani, a spokeman for Comedy Central, confirmed “Due to unforeseen circumstances, the show will air repeat episodes on Wednesday, February 15, and Thursday, February 16,”
Albani added that the network wouldn’t provide any other details on the matter. Stephen Colbert has made no statements thus far, yet he’s been publicly active on his social network site twitter. Strange..
Third Beat and Mediaite are reporting that audience members were informed late Tuesday night via email , “Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have cancelled our taping for the date of your ticket reservation, February 15, 2012.”
Also, on ColbertNation.com , a message said, “We’re sorry, tickets to The Colbert Report are not available at this time.”
Multiple statements have cited a family illness as the cause of the suspension. According to the buzz the hosts mother is seriously ill and the show will be cancelled until he returns.
Fans and supporters have been tweeting messages of love and support for Colbert and his family throughout the day.
Our Thoughts And Prayers Are With Stephen and His Family.