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Andy Cohen made a scary discovery thanks to some nudging from Kelly Ripa

While co-hosting LIVE! With Kelly Friday, the Bravo personality took a moment to thank his longtime friend for paying close attention to his face. As Cohen recalled, Ripa had noticed a "black dot" on the top of his lip and she and husband Mark Consuelos insisted he get it looked at by a professional. 

"The two of you were so dogmatic that I get it checked out," Cohen said. "I didn't because I was like, 'Oh, no I'm sure it's nothing. It's just a black dot."

After more insistence from Ripa, Cohen did eventually make an appointment to have a dermatologist inspect it and it turned out to be something.

"Finally I did and it was melanoma," Cohen announced. "They removed it—the whole thing—and I just want to thank you."

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The grateful mogul credited the host and longtime friend for staying on him when he would often forget about the mark though he saw it in the mirror every day. 

"It really taught me because I am tanorexic. I love the sun," Cohen admitted. "I of course never thought that that kind of thing would happen to me."

"You really helped me out there and thank you for staying on me," he told her. "Everybody check yourself!"

Thankfully, the star is fine today and Ripa was able to make light of the entire ordeal. 

"I'm glad to see all that money visiting dermatologists was good for something because I essentially at this point am a dermatologist," Ripa joked. "It's the third time I've picked out skin cancer on my friends."

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