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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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46.

Sally    

WELL HE MADE IT AND LOOKED GOOD AS ALWAYS.

724 days ago
47.

palermo    

It's not like he's the only qualified brain surgeon that can do an operation, anybody can stand up there and announce stuff. Give me a break.

724 days ago
48.

bob    

What a co-inky-dink. I have to have a puke bucket close by when he is is on-stage too!

724 days ago
49.

idolfan22    

Hey let Ryan's twin Shaun pinch hit for him...love you Ryan hope you feel better...

724 days ago
50.

My BIG FAT ASS!    

'REALLY SICK"...really Ryan? Whats the matter? Swallow to much semen?

724 days ago
51.

Rogue Warrior    

What a bunch of kindergarten reporting on TMZ's part. You'd think by now they would have updated this non story!!!!!

Major League Losing!

724 days ago
52.

notta    

I'm so upset. Give me a break.

724 days ago
53.

boo    

dock his pay if he doesn't show...

724 days ago
54.

Kathy    

I noticed right off that he seemed sick. I also noticed he shook hands with all of the contestants. Hope they disinfected there hands off stage!

724 days ago
55.

boo    

BTW, I have an answer to towns that riot after their teams win/lose the superbowl, stanley cup, world series, et al.....
If the team town that wins riots, the players of that team forfeit the win and pay to fix the damage. The losing team if they lose, pay to fix the damage. There needs to be repurcussions.

724 days ago
56.

janet    

What hospital was Seacrest at that put the IV in his arm?

724 days ago
57.

rikki    

Must be something he swallowed....

724 days ago
58.

Realist    

I love how TMZ prints these stories as if the whole world has brain cancer, and Ryan Seacrest is the only Neurosurgeon on the planet. Good lord, he MCs and overblown karaoke contest. The world will keep on spinning.

724 days ago
59.

Marco Polo    

Next time, don't swallow Ryan. Seacrest puke out! lol

724 days ago
60.

Someone's goldfish    

Ryan must host the show. Who else is going to announce the results with an agonizingly long pause? "The person leaving tonight is.............................................."

724 days ago
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