American Idol host Ryan Seacrest denies suffering a mini stroke during last night's live finale. Fans on social media were quick to point out that the host was slurring his speech. Others noticed that one of his eyes appeared to be drooping. The host was also allegedly exhibiting "off" behavior, according to long-time viewers who posted video on social media to prove their point further.
An official statement was released this morning from Ryan Seacrest's representatives who claim the American Idol host is doing just fine. Seacrest's name started to trend last night along with the finale as fans started sharing videos and asking for updates. Apparently he was just sleepy. You can read the statement from Seacrest's reps below.
"Ryan did not have any kind of stroke last night. Like many people right now, Ryan is adjusting to the new normal and finding work-home balance, with the added stress of having to put on live shows from home. Between Live with Kelly and Ryan, American Idol, On Air with Ryan Seacrest, and the Disney Family Singalong specials, he has been juggling three to four on-air jobs over the last few weeks and he's in need of rest, So today he took a well-deserved day off."
Ryan Seacrest is all over everywhere, so it's understandable that he might need a break at the moment. Seacrest did not appear on Live with Kelly and Ryan this morning because he was taking a break. Others weren't so sure that the host was having an on-air health emergency. Instead, there are more than a few people who believe that Seacrest was just celebrating the end of a stressful American Idol season.
Since a lot of people are working remotely, alcohol use is on the rise while working. It's possible that Ryan Seacrest could have gotten a little tipsy at home by himself, which is understandable, the dude has a lot of work to do. Regardless, his reps are claiming he's just worn out and really tired and that's the official word for the time being unless Seacrest addresses the American Idol finale on his own in the coming days.
A lot of people thought American Idol was simply going to cancel the rest of its 3rd season at ABC. However, the judges all agreed to work remotely, along with host Ryan Seacrest. And American Idol has been renewed for Season 4 already. Contestants also performed from home and the show was able to come to a successful end. The ratings last night were solid and the show was just officially given the green light for its fourth season at ABC, though there are no deals in place for the judges or Seacrest at the moment. Whatever the case may be, hopefully Seacrest gets the rest he deserves now that he has one less job to worry about while working from home. The statement from Ryan Seacrest's reps was first reported by People.