Trevor Noah Sues Doctor, Hospital, Citing 'Permanent' And 'Severe' Injuries

"The Daily Show" host said he's disabled after a botched operation at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

Trevor Noah says a New York City hospital and doctor botched an operation last year, causing “permanent” and “severe” injuries that have left him disabled.

In a lawsuit obtained by People on Sunday, “The Daily Show” host accused Dr. Riley J. Williams III and the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan of being “negligent and careless in failing to treat and care for [for him] in a skillful manner.”

The hospital told People the claims were “meritless.”

Trevor Noah underwent the unspecified surgery on Nov. 23, 2020.
Trevor Noah underwent the unspecified surgery on Nov. 23, 2020.
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The suit also said the hospital bungled medications for Noah while he was a patient from Aug. 25 to Dec. 17, 2020. (The surgery was Nov. 23, 2020.)

Noah’s lawsuit says his injuries are “permanent, severe, and grievous” and have left him “lame” and “disabled,” noted the New York Post’s Page Six, which also obtained a copy of the suit.

The suit gave no details about the surgery or diagnosis, according to the outlet. Williams’ bio indicates he is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in the knee, shoulder and elbow.

Noah, 37, is scheduled to embark on a comedy tour in early 2022, including stops in New York City and Boston.

“The Daily Show,” often a showcase for Noah’s political humor, is off this week, as are many talk shows.

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