FANS of Ryan Seacrest have BEGGED him to “slow down” as he returns to Live and American Idol after he took time out for “exhaustion”.
The TV host took to Twitter to reveal he was back working – but his following expressed concerns that he’d returned too early.
Ryan, 46, missed several episodes of his morning talk show Live late last month after his team “staged an intervention” to get him to rest.
But on Wednesday, he took to social media to share snaps from the set of Live, as well launch the 20th season of American Idol alongside the judges.
“The official kick off to our historic 20th season! So glad to be back with this team,” Ryan wrote under the photo of himself with Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie.
While fans were pleased to see him back to it, many told the star to “slow down” and protect his “health” above anything else.
“Slow down Ryan! Your health is your wealth,” one woman wrote under the snap – while others celebrated his return saying they “loved” him.
“20th season? Where did the time go?” a second gushed, looking back to first seeing him on the competition in his first major hosting role in 2002.
“Keep being a great person, Ryan,” a third person encouraged, while a fourth added: “The gang is back together!”
Meanwhile, Ryan also posted a video of himself and co-host Kelly Ripa returning to the set of Live as the camera and production crew clapped.
The star looked happy to be back as he smiled and waved around the room, pulling out a chair for Kelly, 51.
It comes days after Ryan’s team team reportedly “staged an intervention” as fans were concerned about mystery absence from LIVE with Kelly & Ryan.
An insider shared of his absence: “His team was so concerned they staged an intervention. Ryan’s in bad [shape].”
Luckily for his fans, another insider inisted to Us there’s no reason to worry about Ryan or his health at the moemnt.
“Ryan has been doing his [radio show] live on the air, [and is getting ready] to head to Austin for American Idol auditions,” an insider said.
“He recognizes he needs to find windows of time to rest during these busy windows of work.”
During a 2020 episode of American Idol, fans were left concerned for Ryan’s health after a segment saw the host slur his speech and appear unable to focus properly.
Reps for the host released the following statement after the show aired: “Ryan did not have any kind of stroke last night.
“Like many people right now, Ryan is adjusting to the new normal and finding work-home balance, with the added stress of having to put on live shows from home.”
Speaking to People magazine, the rep added: “Between LIVE with Kelly and Ryan, American Idol, On Air with Ryan Seacrest, and the Disney Family Singalong specials, he has been juggling three to four on-air jobs over the last few weeks and he’s in need of rest.
“So today he took a well-deserved day off.”
Following the health scare, Ryan reportedly considered a permanent move to Los Angeles after suffering from “exhaustion” while filming American Idol.
The 45-year-old’s friends are worried he’s “overdoing it” after his recent on-air health scare, sources claimed.
Ryan has been shooting LIVE with Kelly & Ryan from his Los Angeles home in keeping with social distancing rules and is “dreading” the thought of returning to New York.
He is apparently considering relocating to his West Coast retreat permanently after worrying fans by slurring his words during the American Idol finale.
“He has nothing against New York, but he feels that he was healthier in Los Angeles,” a source told Closer Weekly.
“Ryan admitted he’s been exhausted since his health scare in mid-May. Ryan knows the show needs the hosts in the same room – but right now, he’s dreading the thought of not living in California.”
The timing “couldn’t be better” as filming for LIVE with Kelly & Ryan is going on a weeks-long break next month.
The insider said: “There are people at the network who are extremely worried that he is overdoing it. People internally have started to ask questions.”
Ryan had fans worried back in May when he appeared to be slurring his words and unable to focus properly while presenting a segment of the Idol finale.