Regis' Final Answer: Yes, I'll Have Bypass Surgery
Live cohost Regis Philbin announced on Monday's show that upon suffering "chest pains, shortness of breath... and all those little symptoms you hear about," and being examined by doctors, he has been advised to undergo heart-bypass surgery this week. "Nobody wants to do it," said Philbin, who had hoped to skate by with just an angioplasty. "I [got] a second opinion, and they're all in agreement that it should be the bypass. So that's what I'm going to do." Kelly Ripa, in turn, quipped that she's available for sponge-bathing, making my own ticker skip a beat.