Ryan Seacrest was hosting American Idol on Sunday, crowning winner Just Sam, but found himself in the spotlight.
During the broadcast, viewers noticed that Seacrest seemed off, with his words seemed slightly slurred and his right eye appeared larger than his left. The internet began to buzz, namely Twitter, with concerns that the 45-year-old host had suffered a stroke. He was also absent from Live with Kelly and Ryan on Monday morning.
In a statement to People, Seacrest’s rep said, “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.”
His representative added, “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.”