Cristina Saralegui is surely alive.
“I’m not dead, but thank you for caring,” she said Saturday afternoon.
The web exploded with rumors Saturday that Saralegui, who hosted The Cristina Show for the Univision Network, had died at a South Florida hospital Friday, Jan. 30 —which happens to be her birthday.
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The former television actress and journalist told the Miami Herald Saturday that she wanted to make sure the world knew she was “alive and kicking.” Rumors of her death have spiraled for about six months now, she said.
“Yesterday was my 67th birthday. I had ‘arroz con pollo’ made by my husband. All my girlfriends were here,” Saralegui said. “I don’t on plan dying for a while yet. But I’ll let you know. You all will be invited to the funeral.”
The Cristina Show ended in 2011. In 2012, Saralegui launched "The Cristina Channel," a 24/7 radio network for Sirius XM. Most recently, she published a book called “Rise Up & Shine.”
On Saturday, Saralegui was flooded with calls from the media. She chuckled and assured her fans that she was getting a manicure and pedicure.
“Red polish for the feet and french-manicured hands,” she said.