Stephen Colbert Delivers Heartfelt Monologue on 'Late Show' After Paris Attacks

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Stephen Colbert during the premiere episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Tuesday Sept. 8, 2015 on the CBS Television Network. 

"Folks, we end tonight’s show with a heavy heart because we taped all of tonight’s show and then we found out about the horrific attacks in Paris today," Colbert told audiences.

At the wrap of his daily Late Show, host Stephen Colbert delivered a heartfelt and somber monologue to audiences addressing the attacks in Paris that left as many as 120 dead on Friday.

"Folks, we end tonight’s show with a heavy heart because we taped all of tonight’s show and then we found out about the horrific attacks in Paris today. I know that not much is known right now. We do know there have been many deaths. The price is still ongoing," Colbert said to audiences.

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He continued, "President Hollande has declared a state of emergency and President Obama has promised the United States will do whatever it takes to bring those terrorists to justice."

"We add our thoughts and prayers to everyone in Paris and now, um, we’ll see you on Monday, um," he said before taking and releasing a deep breath, "good night."

At least 120 were killed in a series of attacks that targeted young concert-goers, soccer fans and Parisians at popular nightspots in the deadliest violence to strike France since World War II, the AP reported.

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This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.


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