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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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61.

Snowdude    

Probably Kris Jenner stopped abruptly and Ryan got his nose jammed up that huge derriere or Kim K gave him Kanye drip.

806 days ago
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EggsOverEasy    

Is this the same misogynous, talentless d*ck who ripped open Kathy Griffins shirt on an awards show years back?.. She has more talent in her tw*t than this guy will ever have in his lifetime.. but the flu does suck so feel better you talentless d*ck...

806 days ago
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Jan    

NOW RYAN has exposed all the Idol contestants to a horrible stomach virus. NOT NICE. He should have let Nigel do the show.

806 days ago
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RaineeDrops    

Was he puking because of the Kardashian 40 Million Contract?

806 days ago
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RaineeDrops    

When you are puking sick, out of respect for those you work around and are around, including an audience, you stay home!

Clinics ask that you wear a mask for a reason!

806 days ago
66.

MMB    

Not surprised! I have grown to really love Ryan S. He is a true pro and he will pull it off.

806 days ago
67.

Jen    

Anyone hear Seacrest puking during the commercial break in the beginning??? Someone turned his mic on a wee bit too soon I think.... Poor guy. What a trooper for hosting.

806 days ago
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ed    

why does the judges only standing o for one person whenthey were all good

806 days ago
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T.J    

It must be all that suchi he eats.

806 days ago
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anony    

Seacrest has finally understood the reality of what he does on television, and his body is giving its natural reaction, which is never wrong.

806 days ago
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susan collins    

hope you feel better soon

806 days ago
72.

indigoblue    

he needs to stop eating all that raw fish !!! idiot.

806 days ago
73.

p    

i told him not to swallow if he doesn't know the guy

783 days ago
74.

nevets    

What's wrong... Did he eat a bad ****, or something?

689 days ago
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nevets    

What's wrong with him... Did he eat a bad ****, or something?

689 days ago
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