“Live with Regis and Kelly” turned into a talk show version of “ER,” as Kelly Ripa and Regis Philbin both came to work sporting tales of medical emergency — and the crutches and stitches to prove it.
Ripa’s was the more eye-catching injury, since she hobbled onto the set on crutches, with Regis helping her get into her chair. Once there, she launched into her tale, which involved multiple visits to all of the doctors Regis recommended (“there was a picture of you autographed in every office!” she said).
Why was Ripa on crutches? It turns out she has a stress fracture in her hip, and can’t exercise for three to six weeks. “I just have to sit down,” she said.
(Source: HuffingtonPost.com and ABC-TV)