David Letterman had a terrible sore throat on last night’s edition of the Late Show but managed to carry on throughout the whole show, whereas some people may have cancelled it altogether and gone home sick.
Letterman had such a sore throat, he was losing his voice. He got part-way through the monologue and Tony Mendez finished it. Also, Paul Shaffer helped out with the reading of the Top Ten list when Dave’s voice got particularly bad.
Click here to watch last night’s monologue and Dave helping Jennifer Garner with her hurt knee
Following his discharge from hospital, Jay Leno returned to hosting duties at The Tonight Show last night.
Jokingly, when talking about his time in hospital, he said “I had a horrible dream that I couldn’t breathe… I felt like I was suffocating… then I woke up and realised Conan was holding a pillow over my face”.
Jay said he suffered from a “fever”.
Conan O’Brien takes over The Tonight Show at the start of June.
BBC News – “Leno returns to show after fever”
BBC News – “Jay Leno released from hospital”
Click here to watch some video clips from last night’s show
Guest listings updated – www.lateshowuk.com/guest-listings
24th April episode of Friday Night With Jonathan Ross – www.lateshowuk.com/watch-online-jonathan-ross
Monday 27th April – The Decemberists
Tuesday 28th April – Richard Engel, Daniel Gross
Wednesday 29th April – David Kessler
Thursday 30th April – Jonathan Alter, Ethan Nadelman
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Updated 2nd May 2009.