Regis Philbin will undergo a medical procedure for a stomach issue. Philbin, 79, told Kelly Ripa he was "not alright" and needed to get checked out. Apparently, he's been battling an acid reflux-type stomach issue for some time now.
Being 79 is old, and with old age comes a barrage of health issues. Fortunately for Regis Philbin, his health issues haven't been as serious as some other celebrities near his age (think Elizabeth Taylor).
Philbin went under the knife for hip replacement and heart surgery in recent years. Luckily, he recovered like a sports star and was able to return to television without so much as a whimper. With the admission that he was "not alright" on air, Regis is probably in pain.
Here's what the talk show host said to Kelly:
"I've got the indigestion problem. It's more than indigestion. I just decided yesterday to go in for a ... scope...So annoying. Sometimes you have a meal and there's blockage and you can't get the food down. I have to drink the barium and they'll put me under the x-ray or MRI."
It sounds like a tough procedure for Regis. Let's hope it's only acid-reflux issues and nothing more!