NEW FEARS FOR RUN-DOWN RYAN!
WORKAHOLIC FACES INCURABLE DISEASE -SOURCES
WORKAHOLIC Ryan Seacrest is suffering from an incurable disease, according to insiders — and it’s not only sapping his strength, it may end his career! Sources exclusively told The National ENQUIRER that Ryan, 45, has been hit with myalgic encephalomyelitis, or chronic fatigue syndrome — and it’s left the host of “American
Idol” and “Live with Kelly & Ryan” barely able to get out of bed!
Ryan is normally so dedicated that when he took an unexpected day off on May 18, his co-workers flipped out!
“It was a last-minute thing and there was a sense of panic when we were told that Ryan couldn’t make it that morning,” a staffer said. “He NEVER takes off!”
Fears for Ryan spiked after his slurred speech and shriveled eye shocked fans on the May 17 “Idol” finale — sparking concerns that he’d suffered a stroke! Ryan later blamed
“exhaustion,” but that excuse came before his unexplained absence from “Live” — and medical experts believe his current condition could lead to serious complications! “I believe he’s suffering from acute fatigue syndrome,” New York internist Dr. Stuart Fischer told The ENQUIRER. The syndrome can be caused by several “metabolic conditions,” including auto-immune diseases, he noted.
“When I saw the picture of him with one eye sagging, I thought, this is Bell’s palsy or a ministroke,” he said. Longevity expert Dr. Gabe Mirkin agreed, adding: “It’s highly likely Ryan has already suffered a type of stroke called transient ischemic attack [TIA].
“This is caused vessels leading to his brain. He displayed some of the more common symptoms, which are slurred and may be a warning sign. “One-third of people go on to suffer a real, permanent and damaging stroke — half of them in one year after the TIA!” Dr. Mirkin said.
Both physicians believe he needs to trim his workload. “Exhaustion is dangerous,” Dr. Fischer said. “He can’t continue at this pace without consequences!”
As The ENQUIRER reported, Ryan, who didn’t respond to a request for comment, filmed “Live” in New York and flew back to L.A. every weekend for “Idol” and multiple production projects before the pandemic. Ryan — often called “the hardest working man in show business” — also hosts a five-hour syndicated weekday radio show and the weekly
“American Top 40” musicradio countdown.
But according to sources, quarantining for more than a month in L.A. with fiancée Shayna Taylor has Ryan considering settling down in one place — even if it means giving up “Live.”
“Shayna’s begging Ryan to stay with her on the West Coast,” an insider spilled. “She’s terrified that he’s working himself to death and wants him to take care of himself before it’s too late!” The doctors quoted in this article have not treated Ryan Seacrest.
‘EXHAUSTION IS DANGEROUS’
Seacrest hosts two shows, including “Live with Kelly & Ryan Shayna Taylor wants Ryan to take care of himself, insiders said Ryan’s slurred speech and shriveled eye sparked concerns “The hardest working man in show business” needs to lessen his workload, docs warned