Andy Cohen reveals about his skin cancer scare, thanks buddy Kelly Ripa for timely advice

TV personality Andy Cohen has revealed that he was diagnosed with skin cancer earlier this year.

PTI| Last Updated: Nov 28, 2016, 15:45 PM IST
Andy Cohen reveals about his skin cancer scare, thanks buddy Kelly Ripa for timely advice
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Los Angeles: TV personality Andy Cohen has revealed that he was diagnosed with skin cancer earlier this year.

The 48-year-old star opened up about the health scare while guest hosting "Live With Kelly" as he thanked Kelly Ripa for asking him to visit a dermatologist to get it check on time, reported Us weekly.

"I had this black dot on my bottom lip (and) you and I were at a party for Anderson Cooper's mom in April, and you said, 'You have a black dot on your lip. I don't think that's something good,'" Cohen told Ripa.

To which Ripa replied, "Well, I had never seen it before and, you know, I pay attention to people, and I had never seen that on your lip before, and (my husband) Mark (Consuelos) had never seen it."

Cohen further called Ripa a "good friend" and thanked her for being with him.

"And finally I did (because of you), and it was melanoma. They removed it, the whole thing, and I just want to thank you because you were so dogmatic.

"And I, of course, never thought that kind of thing would happen to me. But you really helped me out there, and thank you for staying on me. I'm just really grateful that you did that."