Kelly Ripa rushed off the set of her show

Extra TV is reporting that Kelly Ripa had to be escorted from the “Live! With Regis and Kelly” set today during a commercial break and could not finish the show.

Regis Philbin and Kelly took their show to the Atlantis Resort this week, where Kelly and her son, Joaquin, had enjoyed a day of swimming with the dolphins before her scare.

“Extra” was with Kelly as she swam, when she joked that her wetsuit was too small.

“It was tight, and I started thinking I couldn’t breathe very well,” she said. “I really felt ill there for a while.”

Then, live on-air, Kelly was floored by an apparent flu emergency and the show had to go on without her.

“She had a little stomach flu, I gather,” said Regis. “I thought she was pretty brave to come out and try to finish the whole show, but under the sun and everything, I guess she got a little warm. So we’re expecting her back.”

Kelly is expected to return to TV tomorrow.




  1. SageRave said,

    Well it was very brave of her to give it the old college try. Flu can hit you so suddenly that it inevitably catches you where you least want to be seen ill, IN PUBLIC!!

    Get well Kelly!

    on November 27, 2007 at 12:40 PM