RYAN Seacrest has insisted he "did not have any kind of stroke" during the live final of American Idol on Sunday.
Fans were left concerned for the star's health after a segment saw the presenter slur his speech and appear unable to focus properly.
His right eye also appeared to be drooping.
During the remote broadcast, which saw Samantha "Just Sam" Diaz crowned the season’s winner from home, viewers took to social media to air their concerns.
"Is @RyanSeacrest okay? Not making light of this. He went from normal to his speech being off and his eye shutting halfway," tweeted one fan.
"I think Something is wrong with Ryan Seacrest, BIG TIME. Did Anyone else notice his eye and the delay in speech?" shared another.
Reps for the star have now released a statement which reads: "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."
The 45-year-old did not make an appearance on his morning show Live With Kelly and Ryan.
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