Best known for her roles as Hayley Vaughn on All My Children, the dim-witted celebrity sister Faith Fairfield on Hope & Faith, and as co-hostess of Live with Kelly and Ryan, Kelly Ripa saw a doctor for a “very serious medical problem” this week.
The 49-year-old American actress visited her dermatologist Dr. Robert Anolik to receive Botox, with the celebrity doctor adding that her medical issue is a “Botox deficiency.”
“He’s afraid I’m going to touch him. I appreciate how germ nervous you are, because we all are,” the co-host of ABC’s morning talk show ‘Live with Kelly and Ryan’ said in a series of videos uploaded to her Instagram Story.
“These are great CDC rules and I appreciate them, however in this time we have noticed there’s been a lot of worrying, you can see it’s written all over my face.”
Earlier this month, Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest announced that they will be performing their morning show, Live with Kelly & Ryan, without a studio audience due to Coronavirus.
“As you can see, things are a little different here today,” Ryan explained. “Given the developing situation in New York with the Coronavirus, the decision was made to suspend audiences from our show.”
Michael Gelman, Ryan Seacrest, Kelly Ripa, and Art Moore attend The Paley Center For Media Presents: An Evening with “Live with Kelly and Ryan” at Paley Center For Media on March 4, 2020, in New York City
“That shouldn’t stop everyone from watching at home, because face it, you can’t go anywhere else,” Kelly added. “Our show must go on, so let’s do this thing….While we don’t have our regular studio audiences, except for some of our producers who are obviously being punished for something. You obviously really screwed up, guys!”
“This is going to be an embarrassing hour,” Ryan said jokingly. “I feel like we’re auditioning. It feels like we’re doing a pilot. ‘Let’s test Kelly and Ryan and see how they are.’“
While attending an onstage conversation and screening of some of the best moments’ from her syndicated morning talk show, the 49-year-old talk show hostess flaunted her legs in a pussy-bow polka-dot crepe mini dress from Saint Laurent, a pink leather belt, and white pointy pumps.
Kelly Ripa suffered from a serious medical condition called Botox deficiency
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