Stephen Colbert had already filmed last night's episode of The Late Show when he found out about the terrorist attacks in Paris that left at least 153 dead, and for which ISIS has now claimed responsibility. According to the Daily Beast, Colbert broke the news to his audience during a commercial break and waited until the end of the CBS broadcast to deliver a message about the attacks to viewers:
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 not much is known right now. We do know there have been many deaths and the crisis is still ongoing. President Hollande declared a state of emergency, and President Obama has promised that the United States will do whatever it takes to bring those terrorists to justice. We add our thoughts and prayers to everyone in Paris.
"We'll see you on Monday," he said, and paused. He tapped the desk and took a deep breath. He turned away from the camera for a moment and then turned back. He appeared to be holding back tears. "Goodnight," he said, before the camera cut to black.