American Idol 2013 hopeful Matt Farmer has admitted to lying about a story that he suffered a severe brain injury during combat in Kuwait.
Matt’s sob story also included a tale that the medicine he took to recover from his injury caused him to be sterile. And then there was a miracle. His daughter, whom he brought along for the audition, was conceived.
Farmer released the following statement:
“It was ALL lies. I in fact HAVE lied since a younger age and had a problem with it. I am coming out and making a statement (even though I was instructed not to) because I DO want to come clean.
I was told to keep quiet and not talk to anyone, and I have decided that what’s best for me and my family is to come out and end the insanity. I indeed have many many things to work with and need to get a lot of help doing it. Again I apologize to everyone that I have come across and hurt or lied too.
I am EXTRMELEY remorseful and VERY upset that I allowed myself to take from the hard work of the guys that iIwas deployed with among others. To think that I would go on a national TV show and get away with continuing a lie so big, and so deeply imbedded in my life and brain … Is ridiculous.”
According to reports, Matt will not be competing during Hollywood week and is out of the running for American Idol 2013.