Friday, February 17, 2012

Stephen Colbert Cancels Show To Be With His Mom


You get so used to turning on the Colbert Report every night and when it is suddenly not there you wonder what happened. Beginning two nights ago, new episodes of the show were replaced with repeats and a message from the network saying there were unforeseen circumstances which turns out to be Stephen's 91 year old mother. They have been really close since a plane crash took the life of his father and two of his siblings and it is a huge family and she is the matriarch and she is apparently not doing very well. Stephen is supposed to come back at some point next week, but no one knows for sure.

29 comments:

Vicki Cupper said...

Awww, that's too bad. Thank god he and his family will be there for her.

Gypsy said...

Love to the Stephen. Wishing him the best.

BigMama said...

What a good son. I wish him and his mother the best.

Audrey said...

He definitely has his priorities straight. Good for him and LOVE his show.

selenakyle said...

Ditto everyone. Love to Colbert.

DixieTheNoble82 said...

Wishing the family all the best.

timebob said...

Good for him, having final moments with family is more important than any tv show.

Patty said...

Then it's on hiatus, not cancelled?

Best wishes to him and his family.

Amy in MI said...

I never thought would be cancelled. But I'm sure cc was waiting for colberts ok to announce what was really wrong

Moosefan said...

Sending love to Colbert family.

MontanaMarriott said...

That is an amazing son, not to let the trappings of this business keep him away from his familial responsibilities, God bless him!

Missjenny619 said...

I just lost my mom last week, so I can sympathize with him :( Losing a parent is tough. Stephen Colbert has his priorities straight.

MISCH said...

Love Stephen, do you know he teaches a Sunday school class....

RenoBlondee said...

I'm so sorry @MissJenny!

I'm sorry to hear about Stephen's mom as well, and consider him a really good guy.

Momster said...

MissJenny, sorry to hear that. I lost my mom last October, and yes, losing a parent is tough. Hugs to MissJ and positive thoughts to the Colbert family.

figgy said...

I'd heard he was a good family man. Good job Stephen--that's how to live a life without regrets.

AKM said...

I adore Stephen Colbert. My most treasured possession -- well, other than family things, of course -- is the picture of myself with him. He is a class-act, through and through. Many prayers for his mother and his family.

auntliddy said...

He is doing the right thing. And to all who have lost your moms, my sympathies. I lost mine 20 years ago, and it still hurts. Best wishes to whole Colbert family.

RJ said...

Good for him. Best wishes to his family. I know his family is extremely important to him.

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

My condolences, Jenny.

I lost my dad in 2003 and my mom had double bypass this year. It's hard to be an adult sometimes.

Good on Colbert for doing the right thing.

FS said...

"puts his show on hiatus" might have been a better headline.

From what I've heard, he is exactly the opposite of the character he portrays on TV. He is very humble, very modest, absolutely devoted to his family, a progressive Catholic, and he absolutely will not let his children watch his show because he does not want them to be confused by the guy on TV that they don't know. I wish his family all the love and strength they need during this time.

Vicki Cupper said...

Jeez, FS, I didn't think it was possible to love him more. :D

Dishtlk said...

Thanks for posting this! I was wondering what was up, my morning routine after my little one goes back to sleep in Daily Show then Colbert. Hoping for the best for him and his family.

ardleigh said...

I just spent 2 days in the hospital sitting with my brother. He got sick because where they took polyps from his colon burst open. I told work to forget my being there while he was so ill and getting transfusions. His blood pressure bottomed out and he frightened me witless. Family comes before money.

Lelaina Pierce said...

He's a good egg. Love him. Sending well wishes to Mrs. Colbert.

Robin the Mad Photographer said...

I knew he was a good egg, but I didn't realize just how good of an egg...best wishes and prayers for Mrs. Colbert and the whole family.

Del Riser said...

@Missjenny619, Losing a parent is very tough, so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom.

Colbert is a class act, doing the right thing for all the right reasons. Sending good thoughts to him and his family.

EmEyeKay said...

I'll just piggyback on all of Del Riser's comments above.

S. Humphreys said...

That is so sad, and he and his mother are in my thoughts.