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Bryant Gumbel has revealed that he is suffering from lung cancer.

Gumbel, 61, broke the news during a sit-down on "Live! with Regis & Kelly" Tuesday morning.

"We had told a few people, we told my family, obviously. I even kept it from my staff at 'Real Sports.' So I'm okay for the time being," Bryant says.

The TV host said that he underwent a secret surgery two months ago to remove a malignant tumor and part of his lung. Gumbel told Regis and Kelly he was seeing his surgeons again next week.

"I'm hoping they greenlight me to play golf again," Gumbel says.

Bryant, the former host of NBC's "Today" show, currently hosts HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel."

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