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Get Well Soon, Bryant Gumbel

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Accomplished and well-respected Bryant Gumbel announced today during his guest-hosting gig on Regis & Kelly that he recently had lung cancer surgery two months ago where he had a malignant tumor removed.

Gumbel says he had preferred to keep his condition private and only told Ripa backstage to explain why he couldn’t dance with her during a segment on the show.

Gumbel, 61, says he’s meeting with his surgeon and oncologist next week and hopes to be cleared to play golf soon.

Mmm…hmm…mmm…mmmhmmm.

(takes pen out of mouth)

Mmm…hmm…mmm…mmmhmmm…

In all seriousness, here’s to a speedy recovery. Despite his somewhat smug demeanor, I am hard-pressed to find a single bad thing to say about the guy.

Broadcaster B. Gumbel recovering from October surgery for lung cancer [CBS Sports]