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Stephen Colbert diagnosed with benign positional vertigo: 'I just fall down'

Added 12-01-20 02:20:03pm EST - “Stephen Colbert is dealing with a new illness that's affecting his ability to stand up.” - Foxnews.com

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The 56-year-old late-night host has been struggling with a lot in 2020, not the least of which being having to figure out how to continue doing his show with coronavirus lockdown restrictions preventing him from having a live studio audience. 

In addition, the comedian was diagnosed with a medical condition called benign positional vertigo. According to the Mayo Clinic, it’s a common form of vertigo that presents a sudden sensation of spinning in one’s head if the position of the head is changed in the wrong way. It can cause “mild episodes” of intense dizziness, nausea and a loss of balance. 

Speaking to Vanity Fair, where he first revealed the diagnosis, Colbert seemed to be taking his new medical condition in stride.

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