'American Idol' alum Josh Gracin posts apparent suicide note to Facebook

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Former "American Idol" contestant Josh Gracin scared fans on Thursday (Aug. 14) by posting what appeared to be a suicide note to his Facebook page.

The message, which has since been removed, reportedly read as follows (quoted by TMZ):

"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."

Due to this post, the police were called to find Gracin. While only his wife (presumably the "her" in the note) was at their Tennessee home, Gracin was later found on his way home. The singer drove himself to the hospital and is reportedly on psychiatric hold there.

Within a few hours of Gracin's initial post, his manager followed up to reassure fans of the singer's condition:

"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."

A final post to the page announces that Gracin's upcoming show has been canceled:

"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."

A former Marine, Gracin appeared on "American Idol" Season 2 and placed fourth in the competition.

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