Regis’s First ‘Live’ Day Back

by | January 4, 2010 at 5:12 PM | TV News

'Live With Regis & Kelly' (ABC)

'Live With Regis & Kelly' (ABC)

Regis Philbin is back in business.

The ‘Live With Regis and Kelly‘ host returned to the series today after a quick recovery from hip surgery.

He entered the stage wearing a dark bathrobe and pushing a walker, which he quickly picked up and threw to cheers from the audience. Philbin then ripped off his bathrobe to reveal his trademark sharp suit underneath.

The legendary host said he’s doing OK, but that he has a blood clot in his calf and is on medication.

His co-host Kelly Ripa joked, “You must be ½ metal by now!”

Philbin also shared that he spent New Year’s Eve with his wife attending a party at the Palm Beach estate of Donald Trump – who he also watched the film ‘Avatar’ with.