Colbert Halts Show To Deal With Family Emergency

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February 16, 2012 | 8:51pm EST

TV comedian Stephen Colbert has halted production of his nightly political affairs program The Colbert Report due to a mystery family emergency.
Fans who arrived for the studio show on Wednesday were told there would be no program due to “unforeseen circumstances”.

A statement from network bosses at the Comedy Central network read, “Due to unforeseen circumstances, the show will air repeat episodes on Wednesday, February 15 and Thursday, February 16.”

A source has since told the Wall Street Journal that the suspension was due to an emergency in Colbert’s family.

No other details have been released.