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Stephen Colbert tested positive for COVID-19 and canceled Thursday’s episode of The Late Show

COVID drops: Stephen Colbert announced he tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday

Stephen Colbert tested positive for COVID-19 and canceled Thursday’s episode of The Late Show joking: ‘This proves I’d do anything to avoid an interview with Jason Bateman’

Stephen Colbert announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday.

The comedian, 57, confirmed the news and wrote, ‘yes! I tested positive for Covid, but basically I feel grateful because I feel grateful and reinforced. Thanks for the well wishes.’

The funnyman’s sense of humor didn’t seem to be affected by the diagnosis, as he mocked not having to meet Ozark star Jason Bateman: “It proves I’d do anything to avoid an interview with Jason Bateman.”

COVID drops: Stephen Colbert announced he tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday

Colbert had been scheduled to interview Bateman, 53, and his partner, Laura Linney, 58, on Thursday evening.

Meanwhile, the previously aired episodes of CBS’ late-night show will air over the next week.

The Late Show Twitter account announced the news, writing: “Stephen Colbert has tested positive for Covid 19. Tonight’s show has been cancelled.”

Maintain a sense of humor: The 57-year-old comedian confirmed the news via Twitter and joked about not having to meet Ozark star Jason Bateman, who will be tonight's guest.

Maintain a sense of humor: The 57-year-old comedian confirmed the news via Twitter and joked about not having to meet Ozark star Jason Bateman, who will be tonight’s guest.

For now: Meanwhile, the previously broadcast episodes of CBS' late-night show will air over the next week.

For now: Meanwhile, the previously broadcast episodes of CBS’ late-night show will air over the next week.

‘As previously planned, the show will be broadcast frequently tomorrow until next week. We’ll be back with new episodes on May 2nd.”

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Colbert is the latest in a string of late-night show hosts who have tested positive COVID-19.

Earlier this year, fellow hosts Seth Myers, Jimmy Fallon and James Corden tested positive.

BOOMER: Colbert was scheduled to interview Bateman, 53, and his Ozark co-star Laura Linney, 58, on Thursday.  Bateman was photographed at the Golden Globes on January 5, 2020 in Beverly Hills

BOOMER: Colbert was scheduled to interview Bateman, 53, and his Ozark co-star Laura Linney, 58, on Thursday. Bateman was photographed at the Golden Globes on January 5, 2020 in Beverly Hills