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Ryan Seacrest

Really Sick ...

May Not Host 'Idol' Tonight

4/25/2012 4:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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4:50 PM PDT --
Sources tell TMZ ... Ryan is going to go for it ... although they will have puke buckets on the stage ... just in case he loses it.

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Ryan Seacrest
feels like crap ... so much so he missed the rehearsal for "American Idol" tonight, and sources connected with the production of the show tell TMZ ... Ryan may be MIA for the first time in the 11-season run of the show.

We're told Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe stepped in for Ryan during the dress rehearsal this afternoon.

Sources say Ryan had an IV in his arm, and is fighting "a bad stomach bug." We're told he was throwing up all last night and today.

Ryan was not at the rehearsal and it's unclear if he'll do the show. If he doesn't, Nigel is ready to step in.

As for whether Ryan decides to take the stage ... let's just say one of the songs on  the show tonight is Queen's "The Show Must Go On."

Still, Nigel tells TMZ, "I'm sending my rehearsal tape to "X-Factor." I could be the next Steve Jones. Not as handsome but just as good. Literally!"

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ExtraKetchup    

It's always so quaint how you guys post these articles a half hour before the show airs. Coincidence? I think not.

729 days ago
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Frrink    

Bottle fever?

729 days ago
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CLINT    

Wah, Wah, Wah. Other than talking, what talent does Seacrest have? He makes horrible reality shows and hosts a singing competition. And being sick, he will still make more money than most of us will make in a lifetime. Get off of the crapper and get to work, ya bum.

729 days ago
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tucker    

Suck it up Ryan, you had all week to be sick. Time to step up - that's why they pay you the big bucks.

729 days ago
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Tricia    

that's what he gets for signing those kardashian famewhores to a 3 year, 40 million dollar deal. karma is a BITCH.

729 days ago
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pk    

Well I felt like crap when I heard we have three more years of the Kardashians. Thanks Ryan!

729 days ago
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icantbelieveitsnotbutter    

I can't believe that crappy azzz show has been on 11 seasons. Must be the same people watching that garbage that watch the Kardashians.

729 days ago
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magmax    

He has Kardashian poisoning. Karma.

729 days ago
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Jim    

Probably caught something from the KarTRA$Hians.

729 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

seems like every week "something" comes up to get ratings oh the irony

729 days ago
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Bud    

I guess suffers with what a lot of us do. We're sick of American Idol too!

729 days ago
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rick    

Stomach virus is no fun.I had that weeks ago and I was doubled over in pain and almost went to the hospital.It could be low white blood count too. If the man is sick for the first time,so be it.He is only human.

729 days ago
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Annie    

Great idea,Spicy Magazine.Just use a cardboard cut out."Flat Ryan" No one will notice.

729 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

What a freakin wuss. I was PTing in the Arizona desert with a 104 fever and you know what they gave me... water. Every hour on the hour.

729 days ago
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Eric in L.A.    

I heard he went to the hospital late last night to have 20 ounces of sperm pumped out of his stomach. Get well Ryan.

729 days ago
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