At the end of taping his show on Friday, Stephen Colbert broke the news to his audience in a heartfelt announcement that almost seemed to bring the host to tears.
“Folks, we end tonight’s show with a heavy heart because we taped all of tonight’s show, and then we found out about the horrific attacks in Paris today. I know not much is known right now. We do know there have been many deaths and the crisis is still ongoing.
“President Hollande declared a state of emergency and President Obama has promised that the United States will do whatever it takes to bring those terrorists to justice. We add our thoughts and prayers to everyone in Paris.”
“And now, we’ll see you on Monday,” Colbert said, looking off to the side then sighing, before saying, “Goodnight.”