AceShowbiz - %cKelly Ripa% hobbled on crutches when she showed up for "Live! with Kelly and Michael" on Thursday, July 30. The host said she broke her leg during a dance class. "I feel like a fool and my ego is very severely injured," she joked.
She explained what happened, "I was in a dance class, like I typically, usually am, and somebody had left a weight on the floor. Usually what happens is you do dancing and then you do weights and then you put your weights back on your mat."
"Somebody, I guess, either left it not on their mat or maybe kicked it when they were dancing. I don't know. All I know is I did a jump - and in my mind, I am an incredible dancer, graceful as can be - and I landed on the weight and my foot went over and under the weight."
Besides having to walk with crutches, Ripa was also advised to wear a special shoe along with the boot but she refused to wear it on TV. "I think the boot is enough suffering. I don't plan on being in this thing that long," she told co-host %cMichael Strahan%.
Ripa jokingly said that her husband, Mark Consuelos, enjoyed her suffering. "Mark is at the hospital with me and has never in 21 years felt the need to photograph me, videotape me, when I have full hair and makeup," she revealed. "But yesterday, he followed me around with a camera, he was never more alive, he loved this moment of suffering."