Last week, The Colbert Report went on a "mysterious" mini-hiatus, with the cancellation of the tapings for two episodes. It turns out that Colbert's mother, 91-year-old Lorna, has taken ill. Colbert is the youngest of 11 kids. His father and two of his brothers were killed in a plane crash in 1974. But it seems that Lorna is on he mend: Last night, Stephen Colbert was back in the saddle, with a "confidential" message to "a lovely lady": "Evidently, having 11 children makes you tough as nails."

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Stephen Colbert Honors Ailing Mother In Show's Return [HuffPo]

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