Stephen Colbert can blame Anna Wintour’s “Med Ball” for shutting down his show all week.
Last week, Colbert’s bandleader, Grammy winner Jon Batiste, tested positive for COVID after performing at the Met Ball Gala. Now it seems Batiste may have passed the COVID to Stephen Colbert. The show announced on Twitter this afternoon that COlbert is experiencing a recurrence of COVID.
Comic actress Amy Schumer has also admitted to testing positive for COVID after attending the jam packed celebrity party at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. None of the guests wore masks and they carried on like they were invulnerable. Turns out they were wrong.
It’s unclear how many others who went to the Med Ball are infected.
Stephen is experiencing symptoms consistent with a recurrence of COVID. Out of an abundance of caution for his staff, guests, and audience, he will be isolating for a few additional days. The Late Show will not be taping new episodes until further notice.
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) May 9, 2022