Trevor Noah Returned from Africa — Without His Voice

Trevor Noah. Photo by Erik Pendzich/REX/Shutterstock (9641555df)

It’s not funny losing your voice.

Especially when you’re a world famous comedian.

But that is the fate that has befallen Trevor Noah.

The Daily Show host ventured to South Africa recently to host the Global Citizens Festival which saw the likes of Beyoncé, Jay Z, Usher, Wizkid, Chris Martin, Pharrell, and Ed Sheeran perform as part of an initiative to eliminate poverty by 2030.

A combination of traveling and performing hosting duties during the 12-hour-long event meant that the 34-year-old — who previously revealed that he had bruised his vocal cords — lost his voice.

Doctors have ordered him to stay silent, warning that if he doesn’t give his voice a break, he might require surgery.

As a result, Trevor has now canceled his 8 remaining stand-up shows for the year and hosted Tuesday’s episode of The Daily Show solely through hand gestures as his news team read from his teleprompter!

Get well soon, Trevor!