Ryan Seacrest Gets Elbow Surgery to Repair Torn Tendon

Celebrity News Mar. 29, 2012 AT 5:15PM
Ryan Seacrest backstage at FOX's "American Idol" Season 11 Top 10 To 9 Live Elimination Show on March 22, 2012 in Hollywood, California Ryan Seacrest backstage at FOX's "American Idol" Season 11 Top 10 To 9 Live Elimination Show on March 22, 2012 in Hollywood, California Credit: FOX via Getty Images

Despite his busy schedule, Ryan Seacrest found time to repair a torn tendon in his elbow Wednesday.

"I had a probe stuck into my right elbow," the 37-year-old American Idol host said on his KIIS-FM radio show. "They went in with a tiny little probe and they scraped some scar tissue from the tendon, because I tore the tendon from working out."

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Seacrest was awake for the procedure, though he "couldn't look" at what was happening. "But [I could feel] the pressure."

The minor surgery took longer than Seacrest anticipated. "I didn't calculate suturing into my schedule," he said. "I thought it was an in-and-out, 12-minute procedure."

Ryan Seacrest
Ryan Seacrest
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The surgery lasted a few hours, though "it was very easy and practically noninvasive," said Seacrest, who's still going strong with girlfriend Julianne Hough, 23.

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Though he's still recovering, Seacrest is still expected to host American Idol's results show Thursday.

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