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Regis Philbin's Son Tries To Kill Himself

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Major dramz and intrigue alert!

Regis Philbin's wheelchair-bound son, Danny, has tried to kill himself with a pill overdose after a nasty split with his wife, Judy.

Back in December, Judy publicly appealed to her father-in-law for financial support as she and Danny struggled to make ends meet. Danny was apparently too proud to ask for help himself.

Despite throwing out a lifeline, Judy and Danny's marriage continued to drown. Judy told The Enquirer, "Danny kept telling me he could no longer be a complete husband and that I should have a sexual affair with another man. Finally, I did. But Danny went nuts and kicked me out of the house in a jealous rage. He even got a restraining order against me, falsely claiming that I had threatened him."

According to Judy, Danny then went on a rampage and "broke all the windows in the house and everything he could reach with a baseball bat" and after that "he tried to kill himself with pills. He has lots of pills, including the narcotic pain medication Darvon and also Xanax. Police told me he took a massive overdose."

A friend discovered him and rushed him to a crisis center. He was then admitted to the psychiatric ward at Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center.

The icing on the drama cake is Danny's charges that Judy was attempting to extort money from Regis. In official court documents, Danny "learned by her [Judy's] admission that she had a plan to blackmail and extort money from my father."

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37 comments to “Regis Philbin's Son Tries To Kill Himself”

  1. 1


  2. 2

    This is so sad. Mental illness is real and I hope he gets help and recovers.

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  4. 4

    oh wow….
    This is terrible!

  5. 5

    Perez, this is beneath you! Who fucking cares about Regis, let alone his son? Give us some real dirt that hasn't been reported by TMZ first, please!

  6. 6

    Call Etta, somebody needs an azz whoopin!

  7. 7

    Stupid bitch, he just felt insecure, he didnt mean to order you to cheat on him…

  8. 8

    wow, that's awful. but life is a gift; love is a bitch sometimes, and quite frankly so is life itself, but that's the whole fun of it.

  9. 9

    Regis is so cheap. He must be pulling in at least $2-3 million a month.
    His son has been poor for YEARS.

    Howard Stern wrote about it in his book Private parts 15 years ago, and Regis STILL doesnt give him some cash?
    Regis is sending his daughters off traveling all over the world, but cant throw his disabled son some cash?

    I despise Regis for this. What a creep.

  10. 10

    How sad for the family. I hope they all get the help they need to make it through this.

  11. 11

    Regis needs to stay out of the sun or use sunblock. Them sun spots uy.

  12. 12

    Lifestyles of the rich and famous. Sucks!

  13. 13

    so sad, hope they can sort it out…

  14. 14

    Both his kids from his first marriage are mental messes,so was his first wife. His daughter lived in a run down trailer last I heard, he's no father of the year with them.

  15. 15

    Disgusting old creep. Your children are always your children, You don't divorce them when you trade in the wife for a new model. The bastard has money to burn,,,But not for his son?

  16. Nope. says – reply to this


    Yeah, she couldn't possibly have stayed for him. Rolls eyes. What a kick in the teeth for her for trying everything she could think of to help him.
    If his display is what it was like to live with him, the woman needs to keep on walking.
    If it WAS finally about the money, she didn't get any, now did she; and she's certainly been pushed far away either way. Dad'll have to look after him now.
    Will he charge himself for extorting money? Oh? And how is that different?
    She had to come up with funds to look after him too.

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  18. 18

    i didnt even know he had a son….sad though

  19. @v@ says – reply to this


    Does this mean Regis is just the baby daddy?

  20. 20

    How sad.

  21. 21

    This poor bastard has issues because Regis pretends he doesn't exist. I'm boycotting Regis the cheap mother too.

  22. ethel says – reply to this


    There has to be more to this story. I cannot believe Regis would be this cold and unloving toward one of his children!
    And what is with comment #5? How horrible a person are you that you comment like that? If you don't care about these people, say nothing and read elsewhere. Must be nice to be so perfect!

  23. 23

    Criminal the way Regis and the midget Joy only talk about their kids together and not the children from Regis's first marriage.
    Regis is a DOUCHE!!!

  24. poop says – reply to this


    That Judy sounds like a real bitch.

  25. 25

    JUDY is a real piece of shit. She sold a story to National Enquirer now this crap because Danny caught her running around on him. I pray he dumps her and can get over that trash.

  26. 26

    Perez… According to his bio…
    Regis Philbin had children with Catherine Faylen: Amy (b. 1961) and Danny c(b. 1967) and then children, with Joy Philbin, Joanna (b. 1972) and Jennifer (aka J.J. Philbin, b. 1974). Too bad he never talks about his other children… wonder how they feel about being excluded in his daily chat! HUGS, BJ

  27. 27

    Re: ethel – ..how sad that you 'cannot believe Regis can be this cold and uncaring towards one of his children'…….because he is……if you listen to him, he only talks about his children with Second Wife…and again…..and I don't care….and I'm entitled to that opinion.

  28. 28

    Judy is a stupid fucking bitch! Of course Danny went nuts…SHE CHEATED ON HIM!!! DUH!!!!!

  29. 29

    That is so terrible. Marci, I love you.


  30. 30

    Regis treats his kids from his first marriage like 2nd rate. He acts like he never had them. He always talks only about his kids with Joy….He abandoned them in many ways.
    Regis is partly to blame!

  31. 31

    So sad :(

  32. 32

    I thought he only had 2 daughters…Never knew he had a son. I hope everything ends up OK.

  33. 33

    I feel bad for this guy. His dad didn't even acknowledge him until Howard Stern outed the whole thing years ago. But all these years later he seems to have forgotten he created Danny once again. It's strange to think of old Regis as a sperm donor.

  34. Dua says – reply to this


    The only funny thing about this situation is I bet Gillman is FREAKING OUT! wondering how the hell they are going to spin this. They will probably have reruns of the show all week. It is off putting how he NEVER speaks about his son and acts like he doesn't exist.

  35. 35

    Two rules that can't be broken are 1. Money does not buy happiness. 2. You can't live someone else's life. My guess is Regis has done much over the years to help his son BUT he can't live his life. In the end the son is responsible for himself. I DO NOT BELEIVE REGIS JUST BLEW OFF HIS SON. Oh and as far as the Little Mrs leaving (join the club) they are all just a tw*t in the end?

  36. AMO says – reply to this


    First of all, with all that money Regis has; he should've been paying for all his disabled son's medical bills. Secondly, what heartless bitch listens to her disabled husband when he says to go get some action somewhere else? Many disabled people say stuff like that, but they don't mean it; damn! And hello, what about your wedding vows, bitch?!?

  37. 37

    Can you say batshit? And Regis is so not helping.