Philbin back home after bypass surgery


NEW YORK -- Kelly Ripa says Regis Philbin, her co-host on "Live With Regis and Kelly," is back home after having heart bypass surgery last week.

Ripa revealed on Wednesday's show that Philbin, 75, had been released from the hospital two days ago. "We were sworn to secrecy, I don't know why," she said.

"So you couldn't even mention it to me?" asked comedian Howie Mandel, who was filling in for Philbin. Ripa replied: "I don't know if I can mention it to you now!"

Ripa, 36, said Philbin might call the daytime talk show Friday to give an update on his recovery.

Philbin told his audience last week that he was having the surgery because "there's some plaque in some arteries and I've got to get it cleaned out."