Stephen Colbert ill with flu, appearance at Pitt postponed

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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 last evening'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. today at Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland.

According to the university, all tickets that were given out for his appearance this afternoon will be honored once the event is rescheduled. It is unclear whether the same venue will be used and when the event will be rescheduled.

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

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First Published January 18, 2013 2:15 PM


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