Trevor Noah to miss 'Daily Show' after emergency surgery

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Trevor Noah is going to miss his first episode of The Daily Show.

The rookie host underwent an emergency surgery early Wednesday morning and the Comedy Central series will air an encore to give the host time to recuperate. Comedy Central expects Noah to return to work Thursday and plans to air a new episode as scheduled.

Director David Holbrooke was poised to be Wednesday's guest, with Emmy winning actress Regina King (American Crime, The Leftovers) set to appear Thursday.

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 28: Trevor Noah hosts Comedy Central's 'The Daily Show with Trevor Noah' premiere on September 28, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Comedy Central)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 28: Trevor Noah hosts Comedy Central's 'The Daily Show with Trevor Noah' premiere with guest Kevin Hart on September 28, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Comedy Central)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR THE TELEVISION ACADEMY - Trevor Noah arrives at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)
EXCLUSIVE - Jon Stewart and Trevor Noah at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 06: Trevor Noah and host Jon Stewart appear on 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart' #JonVoyage on August 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Comedy Central)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 17: New Host of 'The Daily Show' Trevor Noah on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Thursday Sept. 17, 2015 on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS via Getty Images)
Trevor Noah arrives at the 2015 Entertainment Weekly Pre-Emmy Party at Fig & Olive on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0293 -- Pictured: (l-r) Comedian Trevor Noah during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on July 17, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Trevor Noah poses for a portrait at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif., Wednesday, July 29, 2015. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
EAST HAMPTON, NY - AUGUST 15: Trevor Noah and Jamie Foxx attend Apollo in the Hamptons 2015 at The Creeks on August 15, 2015 in East Hampton, New York. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Apollo)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 13: Trevor Noah and Jerry Seinfeld watch the game between the New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies during Opening Day on April 13, 2015 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
EAST HAMPTON, NY - AUGUST 15: Jimmy Fallon and Trevor Noah attend Apollo in the Hamptons 2015 at The Creeks on August 15, 2015 in East Hampton, New York. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Apollo)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: TV personality Trevor Noah (L) and actress Laura Prepon attend the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by FOX/FOX Collection/Getty Images)
Trevor Noah speaks onstage during the "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" panel at the Viacom Networks 2015 Summer TCA Tour held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
BURBANK, CA - JANUARY 06: Comedian Trevor Noah performs on the Tonight Show With Jay Leno at NBC Studios on January 6, 2012 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/NBCUniversal/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Episode 4177 -- Pictured: (l-r) Comedian Trevor Noah talks with Bryan Branly backstage on January 6, 2012 -- Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 4177 -- Pictured: Comedian Trevor Noah performs on January 6, 2012 -- Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - SEPTEMBER 11: Trevor Noah attends the Comedy Central Roast of Steve Hofmeyer at the Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City on September 11, 2012 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Dominic Barnardt/Gallo Images/Getty Images for MTV)
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - SEPTEMBER 11:Trevor Noah attends the Comedy Central Roast of Steve Hofmeyer at the Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City on September 11, 2012 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Justin Barlow/Gallo Images/Getty Images for MTV)
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