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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.


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

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