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Toward the end of the “American Idol” finale Sunday night, Ryan Seacrest had trouble talking, and one of his eyes was almost closed. 

American Idol” fans who watched Sunday night’s season finale noticed that by the end of the show, Ryan started having trouble speaking, and one of his eyes was almost closed.  (Here’s video.)

Then yesterday morning, he was replaced by MARK CONSEULOS on “Live with Kelly and Ryan”.  Which led to speculation that Ryan suffered a stroke on live TV.

Luckily that’s NOT the case.  His rep says he’s, quote, “adjusting to the new normal and finding work-home balance, with the added stress of having to put on live shows from home.”


He’s also overworked thanks to his duties on “Live with Kelly and Ryan”“American Idol”“On Air with Ryan Seacrest”, and the “Disney Family Singalong” specials.  So yesterday, he, quote, “took a well-deserved day off.”