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'Daily Show' host Trevor Noah has emergency appendix surgery

Comedy Central posted a statement saying Trevor Noah was recuperating and that the procedure went well.
Trevor Noah on set during a taping of "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" on Sept. 29, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Trevor Noah on set during a taping of "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" on Sept. 29, 2015, in New York.

Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," underwent emergency appendectomy surgery Wednesday morning, according to the network.

Comedy Central posted a statement saying Noah was recuperating and that the procedure went well.

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A repeat episode will air Wednesday, and the South African comedian is expected to be back on the show to host Thursday night, the network said.

Comedy Central's statement wished Noah "a speedy recovery from his time in an American hospital." Several others wished him well, including fellow comedian Jimmy Fallon.

Noah, 31, took over hosting duties on The Daily Show in September, after Jon Stewart, who had hosted for 15 years stepped down in August. 

This article originally appeared on NBCNews.com.