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Ryan Seacrest

Really Sick ...

May Not Host 'Idol' Tonight

4/25/2012 4:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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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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bring back recent posts    

..Ryan is there!..thankgod..I can't stand Nigel!

725 days ago
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ExtraKetchup    

I knew it. There's the little twerp. Enough with helping them drum up ratings, TMZ.

725 days ago
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nachomama    

There's nothing noble about that! Workaholic freak!

725 days ago
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CelebJustice    

Way to come to work sick. The contestants are probably thrilled that Ryan is choosing to spread the wealth. Some people are so freaking inconsiderate.

725 days ago
20.

Candyapples    

I call bull****. He looks fine. Sounds like a ratings ploy... "everyone tune in to see if Ryan will be on tonight...stay tuned". Total crap.

725 days ago
21.

Dee    

So, he feels like sharing his germs.

725 days ago
22.

janet    

Is Seacrest sick over the $40 million deal with the Kardashians? Kim makes sure she is seen with West. Ok. sign the whatever deal. West will be used for the non-reality show. He's expected to be a ratings boost. Hell, they used Humphries for the $20 million wedding and marriage scam. Odom is nothing more than a Kardashian puppet. Hey, it's easy money.

725 days ago
23.

beef    

this is the greatest news ever.

725 days ago
24.

campy    

God does answer prayers.

725 days ago
25.

Michelle    

What is the big deal? Why is such a big deal being made out of these tv host, Ryan, Mario? It is not like they have any special talent..

725 days ago
26.

Pachuko Boy    

Bring back Dunkleman for tonight's episode!

725 days ago
27.

Mrs. Playwright    

Where's Brian Dunkleman when you need him!

725 days ago
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Pachuko Boy    

Bring back Dunkleman for tonight's episode!

725 days ago
29.

el polacko    

just pump the semen out of his stomach and push him out onto the stage. 'the queen must go on !'

725 days ago
30.

TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

He probably just accepted the fact that he is gay and had a nervous breakdown.

725 days ago
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