Kelly Ripa has some tough news for fans. Though viewers were able to see her in good spirits on Live! With Kelly & Ryan's most recent episode, the star revealed that she is actually isolating and resting at home.
MORE: Kelly Ripa's surprising revelation about son Michael
She explained that the episode was in fact a pre-tape, since she unfortunately was diagnosed with COVID-19 shortly after Mother's Day weekend.
The co-host took to Instagram to give fans the unfortunate health update as she stepped away from Live! studios while her health improved.
WATCH: Kelly and David Muir's friendship
MORE: David Muir has the sweetest message for Kelly Ripa and her children
In a picture revealing some of the treats and gifts she received for Mother's Day, Kelly explained: "Hey there, unfortunately I tested positive for COVID-19 this weekend."
She assured fans that she would be okay and back on TV soon, detailing that: "Fortunately I am fully vaccinated and boosted, and today's show was already pre-taped last week."
The mom-of-three expressed her anticipation of getting back to work as soon as it is safe, saying that: "I am taking all necessary precautions and looking forward to returning to normal life as soon as the standard quarantine time is over."
The heartfelt statement
Kelly was at least able to make light of the situation and find the bright side, admitting that: "On a lighter note, I did receive the peace and quiet I requested for Mother's Day."
MORE: Kelly Ripa stuns fans with beautiful new photo featuring all three of her children
MORE: Kelly Ripa looks sensational in swimwear as she celebrates Cinco De Mayo
She thoughtfully signed off her statement by extending her gratitude to fans and thanking them for understanding.
The stunning townhome Kelly is isolating in
The former actress is believed to be quarantining not far from Live! studios, in her Upper East Side townhouse.
The residency has plenty of space where she can safely isolate from her family, as it comes up to a 7,796-square-foot property, featuring five bedrooms and six bathrooms, and an estimated value of 27 million dollars. Kelly and Mark Consuelos also own properties in the Hamptons, the Caribbean, and Colorado.
Read more HELLO! US stories here
Like this story? Sign up to our newsletter to get other stories like this delivered straight to your inbox.