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'Daily Show' Host Trevor Noah Undergoes Emergency Appendectomy

The South African comedian is reportedly recovering well.
Trevor Noah had an emergency appendectomy.
Trevor Noah had an emergency appendectomy.

Newly minted "Daily Show" host Trevor Noah underwent an emergency appendectomy early Wednesday morning, Comedy Central announced in a statement. 

The South African comedian, who took over the helm of the popular news and satire show in September, is reported to be recuperating well and is expected to return to the show Thursday. Comedy Central will air an encore episode Wednesday while Noah recovers. 

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

Gabriel Arana is senior media editor at The Huffington Post.