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American Idol Alum Josh Gracin Checks In to Psychiatric Facility

Josh Gracin

Josh Gracin has voluntarily checked in to an inpatient psychiatric facility after the American Idol alum posted an apparent suicide note on Facebook.

“I want to thank you all for your prayers and support. I take responsibility for my actions and apologize dearly for what I have put my family through,” Gracin said in a statement on Facebook. “With the help of my family and friends, I am getting help. Again, thank you for your love, and I will see you very soon.”

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Gracin, who finished fourth on Idol‘s second season, posted a note on Facebook Thursday in which he wrote, “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.”

After a family member saw the post, police were called to the singer’s home in Spring Hill, Tenn., and were able to intercept Gracin on his way home.TMZ reports that he was then placed on 5150 psychiatric hold until he was discharged from the hospital.

Gracin’s manager, Amy MacIntosh, released an update on his conditionFriday, writing: “As many of you know, Josh Gracin has been battling depression and as a result found himself in a personal crisis yesterday. Thanks to the outpouring of concern from family, friends, fans and the police, Josh was admitted to the hospital for observation.”


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