‘American Idol’ Josh Gracin Alarms Friends With Apparent Facebook Suicide Note
Former ‘American Idol’ contestant Josh Gracin had concerned friends attempting to track down his whereabouts on Thursday (Aug. 14) after he posted a distressful note on Facebook that had them fearing a potential suicide attempt.
“Please remember me as someone who gave his all in his music,” the singer wrote on his page (via Taste of Country). “Pray for my family as they carry on in this world without me. Goodbye.”
In the same note the 33-year-old alluded to marital troubles between himself and his wife of thirteen years, Ann Gracin. The couple have four young children together.
“I’ve loved her for 17 years,” he began his note. “I made mistakes… I admitted them, told her the truth and she turned her back on me when I needed her help the most…” He continued, “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.”
TMZ reported that police were dispatched to the Gracins’ home in Spring Hill, Tenn. for a welfare check. Gracin’s wife was home but the country singer was not, though at the time he was allegedly reached by phone and said to be on his way back to the house.
His manager has since reached out on Twitter to assure fans that Gracin is thankfully home and safe.
This is Josh's manager, Amy. Thank you everyone for your prayers & concern. Josh is safe & with his family now. I promise to update soon.
— Josh Gracin (@joshgracin) August 14, 2014
Gracin took fourth place on Season 2 of ‘American Idol,’ and has since released several well-received studio albums, including a self-titled EP that produced the 2005 country hit ‘Nothin’ to Lose.’