Regis Philbin to Retire

After nearly 25 years of hosting Live with Regis and Kelly, 79-year-old Regis Philbin announced this morning that he will be retiring from the show at the end of this summer.

Philbin told the audience, “There is a time that everything must come to an end for certain people on camera, especially certain old people.”

Philbin has been cutting back since a bypass surgery in 2007. After a hip replacement surgery in 2010, he took some time off and in May he had a blood clot removed from his calf, returning to work the next day.

Philbin has been hosting Live since 1983.