Trevor Noah took over from Jon Stewart in September
Trevor Noah, who took over as host of The Daily Show in September, has undergone emergency surgery to remove his appendix.
Comedy Central cancelled Wednesday’s live show and aired a repeat, but said “the procedure went well” and Noah was “currently recuperating from surgery”.
“We expect he and the show will be back with an original episode tomorrow,” said a statement on Twitter.
The South African replaced Jon Stewart, who stepped down after 16 years.
Actress Regina King, star of US shows American Crime and The Leftovers, is lined up to be Noah’s guest on Thursday, said Comedy Central.
Fellow late night TV host Jimmy Fallon, of The Tonight Show, was one of the people who wished Noah well on Twitter.
He tweeted: “Hey @Trevornoah, tell everyone at the hospital I said hey! Get better soon buddy!”
Before taking over as host on The Daily Show, Noah, 31, made his debut as an international correspondent in December.