Ryan Seacrest missed his first EVER American Idol

91st Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

91st Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

We're on Season 17 of "American Idol", and something happened last night that's NEVER happened before: RYAN SEACREST didn't host. He got sick and had to be replaced by BOBBY BONES, who's been serving as in-house mentor.

The episode was actually taped weeks ago.

Bobby started the show by saying, "Welcome to 'American Idol'. Now, I am not Ryan Seacrest. I am Bobby Bones. Sadly, Ryan is sick and I look most like him so they asked me to fill his shoes tonight. Ryan, love you, buddy, hope you get better." 

Ryan also sent Bobby a pair of Jordan's as a thank you for filling those shoes