Letterman unable to work Tuesday

Sandler steps in when host gets ill

Adam Sandler figured he’d have 15 minutes to plug his new movie, “Reign Over Me,” Tuesday night on “Late Show With David Letterman.”

Turns out he got the whole hour.

At the last minute, Sandler was asked to fill in as host when Letterman caught a stomach bug and was too ill to go on with the show. The actor called on his “Reign” co-star, Don Cheadle, to be his first guest.

Letterman has missed work before, most noticeably in 2000 when he had heart bypass surgery and in 2003 when he had a painful case of shingles.

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