Regis Philbin Hip Replacement Prompts Leave Of Absence From “Live With Regis And Kelly”

On Monday, on-air personality Regis Philbin disclosed that he will be taking some time off from his morning talk show, Live with Regis and Kelly, in order to recover from his upcoming hip surgery.
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Philbin, 78, will be taking a leave of absence from ABC’s long-running morning hit beginning Dec. 1 and is expected to be out into the new year. Co-host Kelly Ripa will be joined by celebrity guest hosts until Regis returns in early 2010. Philbin has been in chronic pain since slipping off a podium while taping a segment for the Who Wants to be a Millionaire primetime special last summer.

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