Kelly Ripa Returns To ‘LIVE!,’ Fans Say Stay Home

Kelly Ripa

Kelly Ripa fans are begging her to stay at home. She returned back to LIVE! after she fell ill. She admitted that she “came back too soon.” Kelly returned with a lozenge in her mouth. Find out what happened to the television host and see what the fans had to say about her return.

Did Kelly Ripa return to work too soon?

On Monday’s broadcast of Live With Kelly and Ryan, the former soap star returned to the table with her co-host Ryan Seacrest. Kelly Ripa told the viewers that she “came back too soon.” She was still under the weather and had a lozenge in her mouth. Kelly held onto her coffee cup as she started the show.

“It’s Monday, January 9, 2023,” Kelly Ripa said. “I have a throat lozenge in my mouth.”

“She’s going through it, she’s going through it,” Ryan Seacrest added.

“Came back too soon,” Kelly confirmed.

Kelly Ripa & Ryan Seacrest [YouTube]
Ryan asked her if she wanted to sit out the rest of the show. He invited her to hang out in the empty studio audience. Kelly joked that she would watch him from her seat instead. The two continued to co-host the episode together.

She took many different medical tests, most of which she tested negative for. Kelly’s doctor told her that she might have caught a “random” bug that was going around. There are many viruses going around in the U.S. Some of those viruses include influenza, strep throat, and RSV.

Some fans think Kelly Ripa should’ve stayed home. They noticed that she wasn’t her usual bubbly self. She had to energize herself to get through the episode. Fans took to Twitter to share their reaction.

Kelly Ripa & Ryan Seacrest [YouTube]

LIVE! fans tell co-host to stay home

Some of the LIVE! fans were concerned about Kelly Ripa. They think she should’ve gotten more rest. Others were concerned about the health and wellness of the crew members. They argued that she shouldn’t bring her germs to the workplace.

  • “Kelly, why are you at work today? You sound like you feel awful.”
  • “Take some days off. No one else wants to get infected with other people’s germs, no matter what sickness it is.”
  • “Hope Kelly gets better soon!”

Kelly Ripa was off from the talk show during the holidays. The duo returned last week for the new live episodes. Kelly returned for a few days until she took time off to recover from her mystery illness. Fans had no idea that she was sick when she was out last week.

What are your thoughts on Kelly Ripa returning to work? Do you agree that she should’ve stayed home? Sound off below in the comment section.

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Chanel Adams


  1. I used to really like Ellen DeGeneres but here is here as of late she’s just cruel and mean she must not be happy in her own life to be treating Taylor Swift this way

  2. Kelly Ripa is great for the show on Halloween, other then that she is getting boring. Same story lines, all about her and her family, it’s getting old.

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