Flu cancels Colbert's Pitt appearance

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Stephen Colbert devotees at the University of Pittsburgh will have to wait until he recovers from the flu before they can regale him with chants of "Stephen! Stephen!"

According to spokeswoman Jennifer Sims, the satirist and Comedy Central host "became seriously ill with the flu following the taping of [Thursday's] 'Colbert Report.' "

Mr. Colbert's appearance, which was promised in June after four Pitt engineering students successfully completed his Super PAC's treasure hunt, was scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland.

According to the university, all tickets that were given out for his Friday appearance will be honored when the event is rescheduled.

This is the second time Mr. Colbert's appearance has been delayed. He originally had planned to visit Pitt in the fall.

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