Andy Cohen Skin Cancer Revealed On “Live With Kelly” (VIDEO)

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Andy Cohen Skin Cancer

By Shari Weiss

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Andy Cohen Skin Cancer

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Andy Cohen battled skin cancer, he revealed on Friday’s “Live With Kelly.” Watch below.

Cohen guest co-hosted “Live” in a pre-taped episode with best friend Kelly Ripa. During the opening of the show, which was filmed sometime before the Thanksgiving holiday, the Bravo personality revealed his health battle. And he shared that it was Ripa who prompted him to get checked out.

Earlier this year, the “Live” host and her husband Mark Consuelos both urged Cohen to be evaluated by a doctor for a “black dot” on his lip. At it turned out, it was a melanoma. It’s unclear when the “tanorexic” Cohen was diagnosed, but he said he had a “chunk removed,” and it’s now “all fine.”

Both he and Ripa, who noted she’s alerted two other friends to possible skin cancer, urged viewers to be aware of the medical issue and proactive about any suspicious marks, and Cohen expressed gratitude towards his close pal for making him seek help. The health crisis was not mentioned in Cohen’s new book, Superficial, which came out earlier this month, despite the “Real Housewives” producer candidly talking about other topics, such as taking an AIDS test. It’s possible the book’s text was set before Cohen faced this ordeal.

The “Watch What Happens Live” host is the latest star to go public about facing skin cancer. Hugh Jackman has discussed his own plight with the disease several times, while this past August, Khloe Kardashian opened up about having a cancerous mole removed. Watch the video from “Live With Kelly” below.

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