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Ryan Seacrest Recalls Personal Health Scare Last Year

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Ryan Seacrest has opened up about his health scare last year and talked about the changes he has had to make to his work-life balance. 

In May 2020, many fans expressed concern after the 46-year-old TV presenter’s eye looked significantly swollen and his speech became slightly slurred during an episode of American Idol.

A representative for Seacrest later confirmed that the presenter was in fact okay and that doctors had recommended he spend some time away from work to rest.

Now, in a new interview with The Wall Street Journal, Seacrest has opened up about the televised incident and talked about the impact its had on his career.

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“To say no to things is difficult. You want to say yes. When I say no to something, I feel guilt in terms of an obligation,” the presenter said, after doctors told him he had to do less.

“It’s personal. But I definitely knew that I needed to slow down….I just had burnt myself out. I was absolutely beat and fatigued and just wasn’t letting myself accept that. Now I do,” he added.

Read Seacrest’s full interview with the WSJ here.

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