For once, Kelly Ripa is the half of "Live! With Regis and Kelly" dealing with medical issues.
Ripa came onstage on crutches for Wednesday's show, explaining that she has a stress fracture in the femural neck of her right hip.
"When I went to this hospital there was a receiving line of Regis' former surgeons shaking my hand," she said, telling co-host Regis Philbin: "There was a picture of you autographed in every office, I'm not kidding, and every waiting room, my hand to God."
Philbin, has toughed out a series of ailments: He had a blood clot removed this year, hip-replacement last year, triple bypass surgery in 2007, and an angioplasty in 1993.
Ripa, an avid runner and dancer, said she'll have to take a break from exercise for three to six weeks. Philbin disclosed that he, too, had a medical problem: He sliced his hand with a box cutter over the weekend and needed a few stitches.
"You cut yourself backstage, didn't you?" Ripa joked. "You saw my crutches and you cut yourself backstage."