Regis Philbin is going under the knife
Regis Philbin, the 75-year-old co-host of "Live with Regis and Kelly" announced on Monday morning's show that he will taking some time off to undergo a triple bypass surgery later this week.
"Well, listen, I gotta tell you something," Philbin told the audience. "I had been feeling chest pains, you know, and, uh, shortness of breath and all those little symptoms that you hear about," Philbin explained.
Philbin underwent angioplasty in the early 90's and said he was going to have it done again because "you know, you get in, bang, bang, bang, they blow it open and you leave the next day," but "there's some plaque in some arteries and I've got to get it cleaned out," he added.
Regis has lined up a star-studded cast of guest hosts, including CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Howie Mandel, Neal Patrick Harris, Pat Sajak, Jeff Probst, Martin Short and Donald Trump.