Talk show host Regis Philbin, co-host of "Live with Regis and Kelly" told the New York show's audience Monday he will undergo triple bypass surgery.

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Philbin complained to co-host Kelly Ripa that he didn't want bypass surgery, CNN said, but after a second opinion, "I'm going to do it this week, and come back when I'm ready."

Philbin, 75, has appeared on numerous talk and game shows during his 40-year career, including the prime-time hit "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire."