So now we know why NBC announced a few days ago that Jerry Springer will replace Regis Philbin as host of its summer show, America’s Got Talent. (“HUH?”) Philbin, whose regular gig is of course Live With Regis and Kelly, announced on his show today that he will have heart bypass surgery this week. “I had been feeling chest pains, you know, and, uh, shortness of breath and all those little symptoms that you hear about,” the 75-year-old said. So, after a number of tests, doctors recommended angioplasty, he said. His co-host, Kelly Ripa offered to be his sponge-bath nurse.
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