KFI's Bill Handel To Have Open Heart Surgery
March 17, 2011 at 11:51 AM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL Talk KFI-A/LOS ANGELES morning talk host BILL HANDEL told listeners TODAY he will have open heart surgery TOMORROW (3/17) to replace an aortic valve, GARY LYCAN at the OC REGISTER reports. HANDEL, 59, is expected to miss at least two weeks.
"Something in my heart is going to be replaced by what looks like a pig valve ... I admit I am not looking forward to it, but it was one more item I can cross off my bucket list," he said on-air, before signing off with "Don't wish me luck. Wish the surgeon luck."
HANDEL's morning crew of team of GARY HOFFMANN, RICH MAROTTA and MICHELLE KUBE will hold the fort from 5-6a, with BILL CARROLL joining from 6-9a.