NEW YORK (AP) - Regis Philbin had successful hip replacement
surgery Tuesday, and plans to return to his syndicated daytime talk
show early next month.
An e-mail from "Live! With Regis and Kelly" says: "Word from
the hospital is that everything went perfectly this morning during
Regis' hip replacement surgery, and his doctor said that Regis
couldn't be in better shape."
The show says the typical recovery period is four to six weeks,
and the 78-year-old Philbin expects to return soon after the first
of the year,
No other details were available.
Philbin had triple heart bypass surgery in 2007.