WATCH: Andy Cohen Reveals Why He Credits Kelly Ripa for Saving His Life

Andy Cohen stopped by Live with Kelly last week to join pal Kelly Ripa as a cohost and opened up about why her credits Ripa for saving his life.

Cohen confessed that he was recently diagnosed with melanoma and while his prognosis was good, he revealed it could have been much worse had it not been for Ripa’s advice. “You and I were at a party for Anderson’s [Cooper] mom in April, and you said, ‘You have a black dot on your lip, I don’t think that’s something good,'” Cohen remembered.

Cohen went on to confess that he was hesitant to get the black dot checked out, but that Ripa and her husband Mark Consuelo persisted, checking in with the host to make sure he’d gotten it checked out.

“It was melanoma and they removed it, and I just want to thank you because you were so dogmatic,” Cohen told Ripa before revealing he’s perfectly healthy now.

Launch the video up top to see the entire moment.