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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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DahhTroll    

If he has to die to get ktrash off the air its for the greater good. RIP.

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jeff    

Let me guess, you ate a bad weenie? I'd hate to run into you in an alley after dark. Gary Coleman would whip your ass in 30 seconds. Don't make excuses just because he has the height and reach advantage.

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TJ    

It's the Kardashian Kurse!!

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nisiek    

karma for signing those Kartrashian ho's, prayers do get answered thank you God, now just make sure the Kartrashians catch it!!

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gabby    

Ryan seemed fine this morning when he was on the radio :) AI needs to go off the air already!! The show is on for half a year....its getting old...move on already!!!

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IceGypsy    

Been there done that, take a sick day man, if you don't you'll regret it.

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37.

Barbara    

Maybe he should stay home and not spread his illness...don't you think!!

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Trinny    

aww poor fella ! Now can we hand out his millions pay packet to people who actually need it ? That should make him feel better ! He has enough money to buy America for petes sake ! To miss out on $$$ wont hurt the greedy douche bag !!

808 days ago
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sean    

Dude, take the night off. You've got the job. Get yourself healthy.

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dd    

Hope it's not mad cow.

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S.    

Oh dear God, it's only in LA that everyone must get IV fluids for the flu. Geez, this really is not news. Does anyone have a cold? a headache? seriously, people get sick every day. Not a big deal.

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Babydoll0630    

Drinking too much me thinks..........

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43.

J    

Now he knows how he makes the general public feel on a daily basis.

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Hamptonsdude    

That's funny, Seacrest makes me really sick and want to vomit.

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Anonymous527496    

I think I might watch the show..this time. Since he might make an ass out of himself by vomiting on live television.

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