While filling in for Regis Philbin today on Live! With Regis & Kelly, Bryant Gumbel revealed he has lung cancer.
(Gumbel with wife Hilary Quinlan)
The 61-year-old Gumbel had a malignant tumor removed from in his chest in a surgical procedure last month. Gumbel said a portion of his lung was removed and he will be following up with his surgeon next week.
Gumbel: “We had told a few people, we told my family, obviously. I even kept it from my staff at Real Sports. So I’m okay for the time being. I’m hoping they greenlight me to play golf again.”
Video - via People.com - of Gumbel making the announcement: