In a chapter of her upcoming autobiography, Kelly Ripa recalled passing out while having sex with her husband, actor Mark Consuelos, because of a ruptured ovarian cyst.
The chapter in the book, titled "Don't let your husband pick your death clothes," details the events of that scary moment in Kelly's life, with the star skilfully weaving some humour into the passage.
According to Haute Living, it was 1997 when the incident happened. Kelly and Mark were newlyweds who had just welcomed their son, Michael, six months earlier.
While engaging in intercourse one day, Kelly suddenly passed out. When the TV personality came to, she found herself in hospital, dressed quite absurdly. The star recalls waking up to find herself in a 1980s-style French-cut leotard and red "f*** me" Manolo Blahniks, while her "stylish" husband sat next to her dressed to the nines.
"My eyes shift between the fuzzy images on the screen, the remnants of my ovarian tormentor, and Mark happily snacking away," she writes in the passage. "Sex can be so traumatic, I think, and yet one of us is completely undaunted. There he is, happily munching on the saltines now and ordering a second apple juice. Mark could be at a movie or a spa. Instead, I'm flat on my back, wondering when the other two cysts will burst."
The TV star adds: "Also, here is my husband, who is, dare I say, stylish, well-dressed at all times, and yet he dressed me like a dime store prostitute in my time of need. It's still baffling to me to this day that this is the best costume for the day that he could find for me, to the point where, when I was on the stretcher, I thought I was dreaming; I was having a nightmare. I didn't realise I had come to."
Kelly's book, Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories, is scheduled for release on 27 September.