VIDEO: Letterman Chats With Regis

The morning host is recovering nicely from hip surgery. But he’s as cranky as ever

Last Updated: December 15, 2009 @ 5:17 PM

Regis Philbin is recovering nicely from hip surgery– and he’s doing so well, he found time to phone in to tonight’s "Late Show with David Letterman."

Philbin helped Dave present the nightly Top Ten List, which this evening focuses on the "Top Ten Ways Regis Is Passing the Time While Recovering From Hip Surgery."

No. 8? “Watching movies on Lifetime and crying my eyes out," Philbin says.

During a brief chat, Letterman asks Philbin which surgery is tougher — heart or hip.

“Well, I tell you, the hip surprised me," Philbin said. "I think the heart is probably more difficult, but the hip is holding its own, believe me.”

Check out a preview of the visit below: