Bryant Gumbel Battles Lung Cancer

Bryant Gumbel | Getty Images
Bryant Gumbel | Getty Images

Bryant Gumbel | Getty Images

Bryant Gumbel, the "Real Sports" host and former "Today" show anchor guest hosted "Live! With Regis & Kelly" this morning. While he was on, he announced that he was recently treated for lung cancer.

While stating that he would not be able to dance with a guest on an upcoming show, Gumbel explained why: "Two months ago, I had cancer surgery," he explained. "They opened up my chest. They took a malignant tumor and they took a part of my lung and some other goodies."

The prognosis for 61-year old Gumbel is good as he told the audience, "The pathology on most of the stuff came up benign but enough of the aggressive cells had escaped the tumor that it warranted some treatment," he continued. "I went through that and it's done now."

Glad things are on the mend for you, Bryant. - Dr.FB