Stephen Colbert Returns from TV Hiatus

Posted Tuesday February 21, 2012 10:21 AM GMT

He was mysteriously absent from his show “The Colbert Report” last week, and Stephen Colbert explained everything during last night’s episode.

The 47-year-old comedian noted that his 91-year-old mother’s health was in question, prompting him to drop everything to be at her side

Colbert shared, "Evidently, having 11 children makes you tough as nails. Confidential to a lovely lady."

He also addressed the rumors that made the internet rounds last week. "Some people said that my show was canceled by the Federal Communications Commission at the request of the Federal Election Commission because I was about to announce my presidential candidacy.”

Prior to the show, Stephen took to his Twitter account to share his gratitude for fans’ support. "My family and I would like to thank everyone who has offered their thoughts and prayers. We are grateful and touched by your concern."


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