Kelly Ripa claims in her new autobiography that she blacked out during an intimate moment with her husband, Mark Consuelos.
In an extract published by Haute Living, she said that ovarian cysts were to blame for the “traumatic” experience.
However, if an ovarian cyst bursts, it may cause serious health problems.
The “Live with Kelly and Ryan” co-host said that she fainted during intercourse in 1997, just six months after giving birth to her first child, due to huge cysts on her ovaries. Her first conscious moment was spent in the ER.
Kelly Ripa complains about the clothing selection her husband chose for her while she was asleep in the chapter “Don’t Let Your Husband Pick Your Death Clothes,” which was excerpted by Haute Living.
She continued, “And 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 is still baffling to me to this day that this is the best costume for the day that he could find for me.” When she was on the stretcher, she thought she was dreaming or having a nightmare and didn’t realize she had woken up.
I believe sex may be traumatic, and yet one of us is absolutely undeterred, she continued. Mark might be at the theatre or the spa, but I’m lying on my back, wondering when the other two cysts would rupture. There he is, contentedly chewing on the saltines and ordering a second apple juice.
When asked about her sexual relationship with Consuelos, Kelly Ripa does not hold back. After admirers reacted on a snapshot Kelly Ripa posted in 2020, she acknowledged her spouse had ample pecs. Together, they confessed that “sexy time” is the answer to every issue in their marriage.
Kelly Ripa: Ovarian cysts are common and usually harmless
During a woman’s reproductive cycle, eggs are produced, matured, and discharged from the ovary. They often develop cysts, which are sacs typically filled with fluid, and this is not a cause for concern. According to the Mayo Clinic, ovarian cysts often resolve on their own, although many women are unaware that they even exist.
Cysts are often harmless, but they may burst at any moment, resulting in severe pain and blood. According to the Mayo Clinic, strenuous activity, such as intercourse, might raise the chance of rupture. One symptom of a ruptured cyst that might cause shock is “lightheadedness or weakness.”
Hopkins Medicine advises quick action in these situations. Clinicians in the hospital may provide intravenous pain medication and hydration, or they may perform surgery to stop severe internal bleeding.
It’s unknown what happened with Ripa’s cysts, whether they were treated at all, or if they ruptured.