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Regis Philbin undergoes hip replacement surgery

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According to ABC, Regis Philbin underwent successful hip replacement surgery today. In an email, the network issued the following statement: “Word from the hospital is that everything went perfectly this morning during Regis’ hip replacement surgery, and his doctor said that Regis couldn’t be in better shape.” ABC also says that the LIVE! with Regis and Kelly co-host will return to the talk show after Jan. 1. (Philbin will be in recovery for 4-6 weeks.)