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Comedian Trevor Noah undergoes emergency surgery for appendicitis

Comedian Trevor Noah has been hospitalized for an emergency appendectomy.

The new host of The Daily Show was admitted to a New York medical center on Wednesday morning (04Nov15), prompting bosses at Comedy Central, the TV network behind the series, to cancel that evening's taping.

The South African funnyman is expected to return to the satirical news show on Thursday (05Nov15).

A statement issued by network officials via Twitter.com reads: "We're happy to report the procedure went well and he is currently recuperating from the surgery. 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."

Noah took over the reins of The Daily Show in September (15), succeeding longtime presenter Jon Stewart when he stepped down after 16 years in charge.

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