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Ryan Seacrest Reflects on His Health Scare Last Year & Its Impact on His Work-Life Balance

Ryan Seacrest Reflects on His Health Scare Last Year & Its Impact on His Work-Life Balance

Ryan Seacrest is opening up about his health scare last year.

In May 2020, many fans expressed concern after 46-year-old TV presenter’s eye looked swollen and his speech became slightly slurred during an episode of American Idol. His rep later confirmed that he did not have a stroke on-air and said that he would be taking some time off to rest.

In an interview with WSJ, Ryan discussed the televised incident and opened up about its impact on his career.

Click inside to find out what he said…

He shared that a doctor had instructed him to “do less” after the episode aired.

“To say no to things is difficult,” Ryan told the outlet. “You want to say yes. When I say no to something, I feel guilt in terms of an obligation.”

He continued, “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.”

Ryan went on to say that the health scare ultimately gave him a new perspective on his work-life balance.

“I start thinking about blocking off certain times in my month or year or week to focus on my personal life,” he said. “I do want to have kids. But I haven’t even gone down that path, which is nuts at my age. I think in the last year, it’s become clear to me that yes, I do want to do that…. I want to be available and present.”

However the TV presenter, who’s currently dating model Aubrey Paige, admitted that his mother Constance Marie Zullinger isn’t convinced.

“She’s given up on me,” he quipped.

Ryan and Aubrey recently made a rare appearance together in public and you can see the photos here!

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