Former Today show host Bryant Gumbel appeared on Live with Regis & Kelly on Tuesday and revealed he has been battling lung cancer. The Real Sports anchor told Kelly Ripa he recently underwent surgery to remove a tumor on his lung.

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“Two months ago I had cancer surgery,” 61-year-old Bryant Gumbel said. Gumbel told the Regis & Kelly host doctors “took out a malignant tumor, part of my lung and some other goodies.”

Gumbel said he told few people about his battle with lung cancer. “It’s nothing to run from,” Gumbel said. “It’s just that I’ve not made it public.”

For the time being, Gumbel said, he is “okay” but still undergoing treatment.

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