Kelly Ripa Shows Up With A Broken Foot On Thursday’s ‘Live!’, Says She Broke It Wednesday In Dance Class

Kelly Ripa hobbled out onto the set of Live! With Kelly and Michael on Thursday, rocking a pair of crutches and a soft boot on her left foot, after a Wednesday dance injury fractured several bones in her foot, MSN is reporting.

After co-host Michael Strahan helped Kelly to her seat, she explained what happened.

“I was in dance class, like I typically usually am, and someone had left a weight on the floor. All I know is I did a jump — and in my mind I’m an incredible dancer, graceful as can be — and I landed on the weight and my foot went over and under the weight. It sounded like bubble wrap, you guys.”

The Daily Mail notes that Kelly practices AKTinmotion, a popular dance workout where dancers take breaks to do strength training; that would explain how a weight wound up left on the floor.

“Somebody either left it not on their mat or maybe kicked it when they were dancing. All I know is I did a jump… and I landed on the weight. My foot went over and under the weight.”

You’d think an injury like that would require an ambulance ride, but Kelly took a pass, thinking that a public figure of her caliber getting into an ambulance would draw too much attention. Or as she puts it, she “didn’t want to be on the evening news.”

After an X-ray, CT Scan and some long hours in the E/R, Kelly learned that she’d fractured four bones in her foot. Fortunately for her, she has a medical condition called a calcaneonavicular coalition – “It sounds like a war strategy and not really a medical problem” – basically, it means that her bones are particularly close together. For Kelly, that means that she won’t need surgery or a cast, which is good news.

But the boot stays, for a while, anyway.

“I’m not going to be in this that long. Six weeks, I give it three weeks. This was my big hope and my dream that nobody would notice. It’s very traumatic looking but I feel fine.”

You can watch the video of Kelly Ripa debuting her foot injury below.

Kelly Ripa’s co-host, Michael Strahan, offered to bedazzle her boot for her, but Kelly declined.

[Image courtesy of: Getty Imaqges/Mike Coppola]