RYAN Seacrest is celebrating his holiday birthday with a little help from his friends.
The entertainer turned 47 on Christmas Eve, and friends and colleagues chimed in with birthday wishes.
Live co-host Kelly Ripa shared a happy birthday to Ryan via her Instagram account, sharing a series of seemingly embarrassing photos of the two on and off the set of their talk show.
Kelly, 51, captioned the photos: “Sending Love and birthday wishes to @ryanseacrest. These photos were curated randomly by iCloud. You’re welcome!”
To which Ryan cheekily responded: “Shoutout to your iCloud for summarizing our friendship perfectly. Thanks Ripa!”
Kris Jenner and Kim Kardashian, whom he worked with on Keeping Up With The Kardashians, also gave Ryan a shout-out.
Kim, 41, shared a throwback photo of the pair on the red carpet more than a decade ago at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
She wrote over the photo: “Happy birthday Ryan Seacrest.”
Meanwhile, momager Kris, 66, shared her own image of Ryan, with the message “Happy birthday @ryanseacrest. I love you.”
As Ryan nears 50, he’s apparently learning to cull his crazy schedule.
Earlier this year, the multi-hyphenate host confessed to feeling “burnt out, beat up & fatigued” during a live broadcast
Ryan opened up about the scary incident in an interview with the WSJ. magazine.
“It’s personal, but I definitely knew that I needed to slow down…. I just had burnt myself out,” the multi-media host revealed.
I was absolutely beat and fatigued and just wasn’t letting myself accept that. Now I do,” he added.
The 46-year-old also shared the one piece of medical advice he received following the episode: to slow down.
“To say no to things is difficult. You want to say yes,” he said. “When I say no to something, I feel guilt in terms of an obligation.”
Fans were left concerned for the star’s health after a segment saw the presenter slur his speech and appear unable to focus properly.
Viewers feared that the talk show host was suffering a stroke on the air after he appeared to slur his speech and had trouble focusing during a live American Idol episode.
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 released a statement which read: “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.”
Fans were worried when the TV personality was not present on Live With Kelly & Ryan alongside his co-host, Kelly Ripa in September.
While “nothing serious” is going on with Ryan a source close to the radio DJ exclusively told The Sun he was encouraged to take a break due to “fear” he overworks himself.
“There was always a fear he would completely overwork himself. He’s been go-go-go for 20 years now and he is almost 50…
“We thought he would have slowed down and settled down by now. But that hasn’t been the case. He’s only gotten busier so everyone is worried about him and has been for years.”
The insider then revealed just how jam-packed Ryan’s schedule is, claiming: “He works hard and works nonstop… he will often skip solid meals and drink a green juice as a supplement so he doesn’t ‘waste time’ by sitting down and eating.
“He has drivers to take him everywhere not just because he can afford it, but because he is in the backseat working on his phone or a laptop. He really doesn’t stop.”
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