Bryant Gumbel dropped a bombshell on Live With Regis and Kelly Tuesday morning, when he told co-host Kelly Ripa that he has lung cancer. The 61-year-old television sports broadcaster, filling in for Regis Philben, shared with viewers that he had a malignant tumor removed from his chest two months ago.
Gumbel had part of his lung removed and has been undergoing other treatment. He will see his surgeon and oncologist again next week to determine next steps. He said, “We have 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.”
See video of his surprise announcement below.