The former US President celebrated his milestone age with a lavish bash at his 29-acre Martha’s Vineyard estate over the weekend but he was forced to cut the guest list from 500 to 200 due to the Covid-19 pandemic and chat show host Colbert was one of the casualties.
Speaking on “The Late Show”, Stephen explained: “I know what you’re thinking, ‘So Steve, what was the party like?’ I don’t know. I didn’t f****** go. In the massively scaling back, I got massively scaled. The news that I didn’t go might be news to some people in the news.
“Here’s the thing — a hot ticket is what it was, but given the whole pandemic thing and the Delta variant, a celebrity mosh pit was maybe not the wisest choice, so Obama decided to scale back the guest list for his party.”
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) August 10, 2021
However, Stephen and his wife Evelyn still travelled to Martha’s Vineyard over the weekend as they had already booked their flights.
He explained: “We were invited… we booked a flight, got a hotel, then five days before the party got a voicemail saying they were scaling back. [Evelyn] wondered if we could still go to Martha’s Vineyard and since it was all non-refundable, I said yes we can.”
However, Stephen, 57, holds no ill-will towards Barack or his wife Michelle and hopes they will attend his 60th when he reaches the milestone age.
He said: “By the way Mr. Former President, my own 60th birthday is coming up in three years. And you sir are not . . . gonna want to miss it! Please come, I’d scale me back to make room for you! And Michelle, obviously. You’re lovely people, happy birthday sir!”
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