He denied suffering from a stroke after he was seen slurring his speech during the live American Idol finale last month.
And while Ryan Seacrest put it down to ‘adjusting to the new normal and finding work-home balance,’ sources are claiming he’s looking to make some serious lifestyle changes.
The 45-year-old, who has been doing his New York based Live With Kelly & Ryan from his Los Angeles home, amid lockdown, is reportedly looking to permanently return to California.
Home: Ryan Seacrest reportedly wants to move back to Los Angeles permanently, as he feels is health is better in California. He has been on the West Coast ever since lockdowns took place
‘He has nothing against New York, but he feels that he was healthier in L.A.,’ a source told Closer Weekly.
‘Ryan admitted he’s been exhausted since his health scare in mid-May.’
While the TV and radio star hasn’t set anything in stone, the publication reported that his current stay in Los Angeles during the COVID-19 pandemic has ‘got him thinking.’
Concerning: Ryan Seacrest denied suffering a stroke after he appeared to struggle during the American Idol broadcast last month
At home: Ryan Seacrest is currently spending time with girlfriend Shayna Taylor in Los Angeles, amid lockdown
‘Ryan knows the show needs the hosts in the same room … but right now, he’s dreading the thought of not living in California,’ they added.
And if the On Air With Ryan Seacrest host did decide to move, it would ‘create some major changes’ for the ABC talk show.
His move would mean he would leave his co-host, Kelly Ripa, which she is already reportedly ‘nervous’ about as she ‘loves working with him.’
Ryan has been isolating back in Los Angeles with his girlfriend, Shayna Taylor.
As for Kelly, she’s been reported to be quarantining in a Caribbean Island with her family, after choosing to stay there following their arrival for a vacation back in March.
Team: His move would mean he would leave his co-host, Kelly Ripa, which she is already reportedly ‘nervous’ about as she ‘loves working with him.’
The pair began working together in May 2017 – following a year long co-host search following Michael Strahan’s shock departure that left Kelly shocked and furious as she was not in the know.
And while Ryan toys with the idea of relocating back to Los Angeles, the show has only been renewed for the 2019-2020 season at this point.
This comes after fans were left concerned for Ryan during the American Idol finale.
Ryan was seemingly struggling to read off his script and his right eye looked smaller than his left – leading many to believe he had suffered a stroke.
He also did not appear on Live With Kelly And Ryan the following morning.
However, a rep told People at the time: ‘Ryan did not have any kind of stroke last night,’
A rep for Ryan told People the following day: ‘Ryan did not have any kind of stroke last night,’
Is he ok? The veteran TV host appeared out of sorts towards the end of the broadcast
‘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.’
They continued: ‘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.’ the rep added.
Ryan’s co-host Kelly Ripa shared on Monday that Ryan decided to take the morning off after ‘working late on American Idol’.
The usually flawless TV veteran appeared so out of sorts that dozens of viewers shared their concerns on social media, questioning whether Ryan was ill or if he’d suffered a stroke
Something’s wrong: Viewers expressed concerns after Ryan seemed to struggle through his script
Kelly’s husband, Mark Consuelos, filled in as a guest co-host for the show.
The usually flawless TV veteran appeared so out of sorts that dozens of viewers shared their concerns on social media, questioning whether Ryan was ill or if he’d suffered a stroke.
‘I’m a speech-language pathologist and just watched Ryan Seacrest at the end of the American Idol show. His right eye and corner of the right side of his mouth both appeared to droop on air. He seemed disoriented momentarily and his speech sounded slurred,’ one person observed.
‘Ryan Seacrest are you ok?? You look like something’s wrong’ wrote one fan while another shared ‘I think something is wrong with Ryan Seacrest, BIG TIME. Did anyone else notice his eye and the delay in speech?’
‘I hope he’s okay’: One fan commented it was ‘such a bizarre ending’ to the show