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Regis Philbin to have blood clot removed from his leg

NEW YORK (AP) - Talk-show host Regis Philbin says he will have a
blood clot in his calf removed next week.
The 78-year-old co-host of "Live! With Regis and Kelly" says
leg pain is making it difficult for him to walk.
Philbin had hip replacement surgery in December and triple heart
bypass surgery in 2007.
He said on Thursday's show: "One of the things you've got to do
when you get a new hip is continue to walk, but I can't walk very
long."
Philbin says he'll undergo the procedure Tuesday, but gave no
other details.
Co-host Kelly Ripa joked: "You're the human version
of that game Operation."

"Live! With Regis and Kelly" airs weekday mornings at 10 on WKYT.

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