Saturday, May 25, 2024

Colbert Out for a Week with Ruptured Appendix, Chooses Threads to Make Social Media Announcement


Stephen Colbert is out for a week He ruptured his appendix and had surgery for Thanksgiving.

He must be aggravated after missing a week for COVID just two weeks ago.

More importantly, Colbert used Threads as his social media for the announcement. He skipped Twitter X and Instagram. This means a lot.

He wrote: “Sorry to say that I have to cancel our shows this week. I’m sure you’re thinking, “Turkey overdose, Steve? Gravy boat capsize?” Actually, I’m recovering from surgery for a ruptured appendix. I’m grateful to my doctors for their care and to Evie and the kids for putting up with me. Going forward, all emails to my appendix will be handled by my pancreas.”

Stephen will get better, no doubt. But Twitter? If more celebrities turn to Threads and away from Elon Musk’s platform, emergency surgery will be needed!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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