On Tuesday, Ryan Seacrest returned to TV following his recent health scare. During Sunday night's season finale of "American Idol," some viewers had become concerned for the host. During the episode, Seacrest stumbled over some of his words while one of his eyes appeared smaller than the other, which caused some to speculate that he may have suffered a stroke.

Following the concern, he returned to his on-air duties and discussed his absence from Monday's episode of "Live" with co-host Kelly Ripa.

"I want to thank Mark [Consuelos] for filling in yesterday,” he said, according to Page Six, adding, "He’s so good at it, also, all the very kind well-wishes for my exhaustion, working around the clock."

During Tuesday's new episode, he also appeared in good spirits as he and Ripa joked about his outfit and clips that she had placed in her hair prior to beginning the show. The conversation, which can be seen below, was shared by the official "Live with Kelly and Ryan" Instagram.


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Previously, the former "All My Children" actress had addressed Seacrest's decision to take Monday off, saying that he had opted to do so after working late the previous night. As a result, her husband, "Riverdale" star Mark Consuelos, was filling in temporarily.


Mark Consuelos is guest cohosting today! @instasuelos

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Prior to his return, Seacrest's representative had also spoken out about what had transpired on the singing competition.

"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," the rep told People in a statement.

Aside from "Live" and "American Idol," the 45-year-old also holds a variety of other roles, which account for his busy work schedule. Not only does he appear on his radio show, "On Air with Ryan Seacrest," but he also recently lent his hosting talents to ABC's "The Disney Family Singalong special." The show, which featured various musicians such as Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, and the High School Musical cast, was an effort to raise money for Feeding America amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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Ryan Seacrest is pictured at the Grammys on Jan. 28, 2018 in New York. Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images