Andy Cohen apologizes for furthering Kate Middleton conspiracies: 'I wish I had kept my mouth shut'

Cohen posted about Middleton on social media before the Princess of Wales revealed her cancer diagnosis.

Andy Cohen, like others before him, has issued a public apology for comments that fueled conspiracy theories surrounding Kate Middleton before she revealed her cancer diagnosis. "I am heartbroken by the news about Princess Kate," the prominent Bravo personality said on his SiriusXM show, Radio Andy.

As speculation ran wild in mid-March, Cohen made comments about a video of the Princess of Wales on a walk with Prince William. "That ain’t Kate….," Cohen wrote on X. He also posted a screenshot to his Instagram Stories with a poll asking if his followers thought it was Middleton in the video, reports US Weekly.

<p>Charles Sykes/Bravo/Getty</p> Andy Cohen

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Andy Cohen

The host, who has 2.2 million followers on X and 5.5 million followers on Instagram, fanned the flames of rampant speculation about Middleton around the time she issued an apology for photoshopping a photo with her children on Mother's Day in the U.K. Before that incident, Middleton had been away from the public eye for an extended period, which she explained in a March 22 video.

“In January, I underwent major abdominal surgery in London, and at the time, it was thought that my condition was noncancerous. The surgery was successful,” she said. "However, tests after the operation found that cancer had been present."

Cohen's apology came at the top of his show, which had been off the air for a week. "I think someone on Sky News called me a 'numpty' during that whole conversation, and they were right," he said. "Of course, I wish I had kept my mouth shut. We are all praying for Princess Kate and King Charles."

King Charles revealed his own cancer diagnosis last year.

The brief mea culpa puts Cohen among a list of celebrities who have issued apologies for comments and jokes about Middleton before her March 22 announcement. Stephen Colbert, Blake Lively, the hosts of The View, and others have expressed regret for their lighthearted jabs at her expense before her diagnosis was revealed. "Though I'm sure they don't need it from me," Colbert said on The Late Show, "I and everyone here at The Late Show would like to extend our well-wishes and heartfelt hope that her recovery is swift and thorough."

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