Wednesday, November 4, 2015

BREAKING. Trevor Noah rushed to hospital for emergency operation; Comedy Central's Daily Show host recuperating after emergency appendectomy.

Trevor Noah (31) has been rushed to hospital for an emergency appendectomy on Wednesday morning in New York.

The South African comedian which recently took over hosting duties from Jon Stewart of The Daily Show at the end of September in New York, underwent an emergency operation and is currently recuperating from the surgery, says Comedy Central.

"Trevor Noah underwent an emergency appendectomy early this morning. We're happy to report the procedure went well and he is currently recuperating from the surgery," Comedy Central (DStv 122) said in a statement on Wednesday afternoon New York time.

"As a result, The Daily Show will air an encore tonight. We expect he and the show will be back with an original episode tomorrow."

The Daily Show said "we wish Trevor Noah a speedy recovery from his time in an American hospital".

Comedy Central said that the expectation is that Trevor Noah would be back behind The Daily Show anchor desk on Thursday night for a new episode.

Trevor Noah will definitely address his very first unscheduled absence from The Daily Show in Thursday night's episode when he's sure to make light of it; that episode will be broadcast on Comedy Central on DStv in Africa on Friday night.

While viewership of The Daily Show is down in the United States with Trevor Noah the past month compared to his predecessor Jon Stewart, the ratings show that the median age of those watching the show has dropped two years.

It means that less people are watching The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, but that those who are watching are a bit younger.