Stephen Colbert returns to "The Colbert Report," honors his ailing mother

TV Personality Stephen Colbert attends IAVA's Fifth Annual Heroes Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on Nov. 9, 2011, in New York City. Joe Corrigan/Getty Images

TV Personality Stephen Colbert attends IAVA's Fifth Annual Heroes Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on Nov. 9, 2011, in New York City.
Joe Corrigan/Getty Images

(CBS) Stephen Colbert returned to "The Colbert Report" on Monday after mysteriously cancelling the tapings of two episodes last week.

The host didn't directly give an explanation for the shows halt, but he hinted that it was due to his 91-year-old mother's health, as had been speculated.

"Evidently, having 11 children makes you tough as nails," said Colbert, 47, the youngest of 11 in his family, on the show Monday night. "Confidential to a lovely lady."

Last week, emails were sent to audience members saying the show had halted production for the rest of the week due to "unforeseen reasons."

Before the show's return the comedian tweeted:

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