Regis Philbin Calls Daytime Talk Show With Update On His Recovery

Friday, March 23rd 2007, 2:16 pm
By: News On 6

NEW YORK (AP) _ Regis Philbin called ``Live With Regis and Kelly'' on Friday to report that he's in pain, but doing well, after his recent heart bypass surgery.

``Well, you know, I think I'm through the worst of it,'' Philbin told co-host Kelly Ripa. ``I guess I was a little unprepared for, you know, the first week and what they actually do to make this thing happen _ and so, some of it came as quite a shock.''

Philbin, 75, said he's in pain around his heart, back and leg where doctors took some arteries for the bypass.

He said it especially hurts when he sneezes.

``Other than that, I'm dancing, I'm having fun,'' said Philbin, who is expected to return to the syndicated daytime talk show in about a month.

Philbin says painkillers have kept him up at night, causing him to ``wander around the house'' and say some strange things.

``Last night I was yelling _ I'm a little embarrassed to tell you this _ but I was yelling, `I haven't had sex in 3 1/2 months!''' he said.