Former American Idol season 2 finalist Josh Gracin is undergoing psychiatric treatment after a suicide scare last week left his family and friends in terror the young singer might take his own life. After apologizing for posting what sounded like a suicide note on his Facebook page last week, Josh voluntarily checked himself into a facility to seek help.
Josh Gracin competed on the second season of American Idol and came in fourth place on the show. In what appeared to be a suicide note posted on his Facebook page on August 14, the American Idol alum blamed his wife for the depression that led him to consider killing himself.
“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.”
Friends, family, and fans immediately freaked out after reading the message and police were quickly sent to check on Josh’s welfare. They found the singer at his home very much alive but in distress. He voluntarily drove himself to the hospital and was briefly placed on a 5150 psychiatric hold.
After his release, Josh apologized to his family and fans for the suicide scare, saying that he takes “full responsibility for my actions and apologize dearly for what I have put my family and friends through.” Gracin’s manager, Amy MacIntosh, released a statement saying that Josh would be seeking help for his issues.
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.
With family by his side, Josh has since been discharged from the hospital and has voluntarily checked himself into an inpatient facility to seek the help he needs.
We wish Josh the best and are very thankful that he was strong enough to go into treatment to get the help he needs.