‘Tanorexic’ Andy Cohen reveals he was diagnosed with skin cancer and praises Kelly Ripa for pressuring him to see a doctor after spotting a black dot

Andy Cohen no doubt has much to be thankful for this holiday season, especially his friendship with Kelly Ripa.

The Watch What Happens Live host and self-proclaimed ‘tanorexic’ revealed on Live With Kelly Friday morning that he had recently been diagnosed with melanoma after he was told there was a black dot on his lip that was of some concern.

That black dot was first discovered by Ripa, who Cohen revealed was relentless in making sure he got to a doctor.

He has since has the mole removed from his lip. 

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Andy Cohen revealed on Live With Kelly on Friday (above) that he had recently discovered a black dot on his lip was melanoma

Andy Cohen revealed on Live With Kelly on Friday (above) that he had recently discovered a black dot on his lip was melanoma

Cohen said that his friend Kelly Ripa pressured him to see a doctor after spotting it earlier this year

Cohen said that his friend Kelly Ripa pressured him to see a doctor after spotting it earlier this year

@bravoandy talks about his skin cancer scare and how Kelly helped him.

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‘I have to shout you out for something that you don’t know I’m going to shout you out for,’ Cohen told Ripa at the beginning of the episode on Friday, which was taped earlier this week.

‘But I had this black dot on my bottom lip that, you and I were at a party for Anderson’s mom [Gloria Vanderbilt] in April and you said: ‘You have a black dot on your lip, I don’t think that’s something good.’

Cohen said that Ripa and her husband Mark Consuelos then became ‘dogmatic’ that he go see a doctor and get it checked out, but that he kept putting it off.

Ripa would continue to text and ask and eventually Cohen said he did go and learned it was cancer, which the doctor cut out of his lip. 

‘I just want to thank you because you were so dogmatic,’ said Cohen, who added what a ‘good friend’ Ripa is to him.

He then urged everybody to make sure and check for cancer or any spots or dots that look irregular.  

‘I am essentially at this point a dermatologist,’ joked Ripa, who then added on a more serious note that Cohen’s case was the third time that she had identified skin cancer on a friend.