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OTRC: Kelly Ripa suffers hip fracture, is on crutches

Kelly Ripa and Regis Philbin appear in a promotional 2010 photo for their morning talk show 'Live With Regis and Kelly'.

Kelly Ripa, the 40-year-old co-host of morning talk show "Live With Regis and Kelly", is suffering from a stress fracture on her hip and is using crutches to get around but says doctors told her she does not need surgery.

Ripa, who says she works out every day, said on the morning talk show she was also told she could not exercise for three to six weeks. She said a doctor told her the fracture was likely caused by running, one of her routine activities.

"Right away, I was like what? There must be a mistake!" she said. "It'll heal by itself. I don't need any surgery, thank God, I don't need anything special done. I just have to sit down."

Co-host Regis Philbin, 79, has undergone multiple medical procedures, such as an angioplasty in 1993, triple bypass surgery in 2007 and hip replacement surgery in 2009. He had a blood clot removed from his calf in May and most recently, required several stitches after slicing open his hand after cutting open a package the wrong way with a box cutter.

"When I went to this hospital there was receiving line of Regis' former surgeons shaking my hand," Ripa said. "I'm not kidding. They were like, 'I did his elbow, I did his shoulder, I did his wrist'. There was a picture of you, autographed, in every office and in every waiting room. Because of you, I got very nice, special treatment."

Ripa began her on-screen career playing Hayley Vaughan Santos in the soap opera "All My Children" and has also starred in shows such as the comedy series "Hope & Faith".

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