Former Today show host Bryant Gumbel has lung cancer, the 61-year-old revealed this morning quite guest hosting Live with Regis & Kelly.
The veteran journalist revealed that he had surgery last month to relieve a malignant tumor in his chest. Part of his lung was removed.
He will be seeing his surgeon again next week.
"We had told a few people, we told my family, obviously. I even kept it from my staff at Real Sports," he said. "So I'm okay for the time being."
He joked, "I'm hoping they green light me to play golf again."
We're pulling for his full and prompt recovery!