Less than two days after fans openly worried about Ryan Seacrest's health, the media mogul was back to his usual morning routine.
On Tuesday, Ryan returned to virtually co-hosting "Live With Kelly and Ryan" after taking off the previous day. While speaking to Kelly Ripa, he subtly nodded to his absence.
"I want to thank Mark [Consuelos] for filling in yesterday," Ryan said, referring to Kelly's husband. "He's so good at it. Also [thank you for] all the very kind well-wishes for my exhaustion, working around the clock."
On May 17, fans grew concerned about Ryan as they believed he was exhibiting stroke-like symptoms toward the end of the "American Idol" finale. The 45-year-old, viewers noted, seemed to have a swollen eye and was slightly slurring his words, which can be signs of a stroke.
Ryan, who's regarded as one of the hardest workers in Hollywood, did not appear on "Live With Kelly and Ryan" on Monday, which only added to the confusion. However, his rep quickly shot down speculation about his health.
"Ryan did not have any kind of stroke last night," his rep told People magazine. "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-four on-air jobs over the last few weeks and he's in need of rest," the statement continued. "So today he took a well-deserved day off."