Sunday, April 21, 2024

Does Ryan Seacrest Have COVID-19? Kelly Ripa Says Awaiting Test Results, Still AWOL from Show After Maskless “American Idol” Video


Ryan Seacrest is not back on “Live with Kelly and Ryan.” This morning he was AWOL again.. His radio show from Los Angeles, “On Air,” on KIIS FM, sounded pre-recorded as well.

So where in the world was Ryan? This was better than a soap opera cliffhanger considering Seacrest had a fatigue emergency a few months ago. Live on the air it looked like he suffered a mini stroke or Bell’s Palsy. It was announced that he was just exhausted.

Kelly Ripa announced he was awaiting results from a COVID test. But that doesn’t explain his absence since Seacrest could have Zoomed in if he didn’t have symptoms. He also must have had a 15 minute test. It’s hard to believe he, Disney or ABC doesn’t have access to the fastest test.

But in a video posted on Twitter from “American Idol” on Saturday he didn’t look well, and no one in the video wore masks.

Stay tuned…



Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

Read more

In Other News