Bryant Gumbel Reveals Lung Cancer

In a surprise announcement Tuesday morning, Bryant Gumbel revealed that he recently had surgery to remove a malignant tumor on his lung. Gumbel kept the operation, which happened two months ago and removed a portion of his lung, private, and told viewers of Live! With Regis and Kelly—which he is guest-hosting while Regis Philbin recovers from a hip replacement—that he and his doctor hope that the treatment is over. The host of HBO's Real Sports is going to see his surgeon next week. "I'm hoping they greenlight me to play golf," said Gumbel.