The Late Show with Stephen Colbert is on hold this week after Colbert's emergency surgery over the weekend.

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 CBS News reports that Colbert released the following statement,

I'm sure you're thinking, 'Turkey overdose, Steve? Gravy boat capsize?' Actually, I'm recovering from surgery for a ruptured appendix," Colbert said in social media posts. "I'm grateful to my doctors for their care and to Evie and the kids for putting up with me. Going forward, all emails to my appendix will be handled by my pancreas.

READ MORE: "Late Show" canceled as Stephen Colbert recovers from surgery (msn.com)

"There was no new show scheduled for Monday night, but Colbert had been set to feature Jennifer Garner, director Baz Luhrmann and guitarist John Scofield on Tuesday; Patrick Stewart and Jon Batiste on Wednesday, and Barbra Streisand and Kelsey Grammer on Thursday. "

There is no word yet when The Late Show will resume taping or when Colbert will be cleared to return to the helm of The Late Show.

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A Ruptured Appendix? What Is It and How Serious is it?

According to Very Well Health,

"A ruptured appendix is a complication of appendicitis, an inflammation of the appendix.2 Left untreated, the inflammation can cause the appendix to swell and become filled with pus. This is what causes the appendix to rupture or tear. The contents then leak into the abdomen, which spreads the infection. The causes of appendicitis aren't completely understood, but experts think they include:

  • Infection in the digestive tract
  • Feces that harden and block the appendix
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)"

READ MORE: Appendix Rupture Causes, Symptoms, and Complications (verywellhealth.com)

10 Leading Causes Of Death In New York

In the bustling heartbeat of New York State, there are 10 leading causes of death that are very alarming, and probably not surprising.

The latest data represented here is from the 2021 release from the CDC:

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Upstate New York's 15 Snobbiest Cities

We decided to have fun with AI. We decided to ask ChatGPT "What are the 15 snobbiest cities in all of Upstate New York, and why would you pick them as your choice?" So before you send off complaints our way, send them to ChatGPT. We didn't create this list, we are only sharing it. So hopefully you'll have a sense of humor, and stick your pinky out. 


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November New York Lottery Scratch Off Tickets With The Most Number One Jackpots Remaining

Here in New York, the time is now to start searching for some amazing jackpots. There are all sorts of different kinds of Scratch-Off tickets offered by the New York Lottery.

While looking at the latest weekly roundup for grand prizes, we counted 59 different tickets that have their grand prizes still on the market. The report was last updated on October 24th 2023, as we publish this article. 

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