Howard Stern Sidekick to Undergo Major Surgery

May 21, 2012  •  Post A Comment

A longtime sidekick of Howard Stern through his various radio and TV incarnations has revealed a major medical development, Examiner.com reports.

Robin Quivers, Stern’s longtime co-host, told listeners of his radio show Monday that she is set to go ahead with surgery to remove a large tumor pressing on her bladder, the story reports. A week earlier she first revealed that she had a medical issue.

During this morning’s "The Howard Stern Show," Quivers said, "There’s not really any update. I have a surgery date scheduled and I’m seeing the doctor today."

The grapefruit-sized growth may or may not be cancerous; Quivers has yet to say whether she knows for certain. She did say she’s horrified by the prospect of being cut open. "I still say it’s barbaric what they do in medicine," she complained.

The 59-year-old radio star has been with Stern as his on-air partner since 1981. Stern says he cannot imagine doing the program without her.

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