Ryan Seacrest: I Did Not Have a Stroke On Air!!


Ryan Seacrest has denied that he had a stroke live on air during the American Idol finale -- he says that he was simply exhausted.

Fans became concerned after witnessing some "erratic" behavior and jittery movements from the presenter. One of his eyes appeared to be swollen, and his words seemed to be slurred -- but Seacrest says there is nothing to worry about.

"Ryan did not have any kind of stroke last night," the rep told PEOPLE. "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.

"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."