Bryant Gumbel reveals he's been treated for lung cancer
Bryant Gumbel revealed today on "Live With Regis and Kelly" that he has been diagnosed with and treated for lung cancer, having undergone surgery two months ago.
"They took a malignant tumor, and they took part of my lung, and they took some other goodies," he told co-host Kelly Ripa, "and the pathology on most of the stuff came back benign, but enough aggressive cells had escaped the tumor that it warranted some treatment, and I went through that, and it's done now."
He said he even kept the news from his "Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel" staff and emphasized that he hopes -- hopes -- that it's over and done now.
Gumbel has been filling in for Regis Philbin, who had hip surgery Dec. 1.
-- Christie D'Zurilla
Photo: Bryant Gumbel and his wife, Hillary, in New York last month. Credit: Mark Von Holden / Getty Images for Dimension Films.
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