Media outlets are reporting former “American Idol” contestant Josh Gracin might have threatened suicide on Facebook. His management announced Thursday evening Gracin will no longer appear at Live on the Levee on Friday.
According to celebrity news site TMZ, police responded to Gracin’s Spring Hill, Tenn. home following an apparent suicide note.
I’ve loved her for 17 years…I made mistakes…I admitted them, told her the truth and she turned her back on me when I needed her help the most… I love you all.. You have given me the greatest gift. You allowed me to touch your hearts with what I loved to do the most… Please remember me as someone who gave his all in his music… Pray for my family as they carry on in this world without me. Goodbye.
Good evening everyone. This is Josh’s manager, Amy. First, thank you everyone for your prayers and concern. Josh is safe and with his family now. We ask that you please respect their privacy during this time and continue sending your well wishes. I promise to update you soon.
Around 10 p.m., Gracin’s management announced he would not be performing in Charleston on Friday.
We regret to announce that Josh Gracin’s appearance at tomorrow’s Live on the Levee show in Charleston, WV has been cancelled. Country music artist, Trent Tomlinson will be performing in Josh’s place.
I just left a message with Spring Hill police requesting more information about the situation. I’ll update this post as soon as I find out more.
Gracin, 33, is a former U.S. Marine. He competed in the second season of “American Idol,” coming in fourth.
He scored several chart-topping country hits following his time on “Idol,” though his newest releases have not fared as well.
This news about Gracin is especially troubling given the news earlier this week that actor Robin Williams committed suicide. Williams’ widow announced Thursday her late husband was in the early stages of Parkinson’s Disease.