Colbert Halted Show to Be With Ailing Mom

'Colbert Report' host is reportedly with mom Lorna, 91

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 17, 2012 9:16 AM CST

(Newser) – The Colbert Report was shut down Wednesday night, with reports stating that a family emergency was to blame, and now sources tell the New York Post that Stephen Colbert is with his mother Lorna, 91, who is sick. Colbert is the youngest of 11 children, and his family is "very private," one source says, adding that it's not surprising that Colbert, who is very close to his mom, "did not want anyone to know what was going on."

Stephen Colbert pauses while speaking after filing with the Federal Election Commission Friday, May 13, 2011 in Washington.
Stephen Colbert pauses while speaking after filing with the Federal Election Commission Friday, May 13, 2011 in Washington.   (AP Photo/Nina X. Strass)
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