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12/05/2018 03:41 am ET Updated Dec 05, 2018

Trevor Noah Has Been Silenced... But It's Not What You Think

"The Daily Show" host gets an assist from his colleague Roy Wood Jr.

Trevor Noah, host of “The Daily Show,” is known for being outspoken on many controversial issues, including President Donald Trump, racism and gun control. On Tuesday night, though, he was silenced.

During the desk chat segment of the show, he sat next to Roy Wood Jr. and said not a word as his colleague did all the talking. But this wasn’t a case of censorship. Noah was keeping quiet on doctor’s orders.

The native of South Africa explained the situation in a tweet.

Over the weekend, Noah was host of the Global Citizen concert in Johannesburg, South Africa, that honored Nelson Mandela. Among those performing were Beyonce, Jay-Z and Ed Sheeran.

While in South Africa, Noah taped some segments for “The Daily Show,” including an interview with his grandmother, who lives in Soweto.

The quick trip – which had aspects of a sentimental journey – took its toll. And now Noah is on 100 percent vocal rest.

Check out the video above to see how Noah and Wood addressed post-election power grabs by some Republicans.

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