David Archuleta Checks In With Fans After Mission Trip

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American Idol Season 7 runner-up David Archuleta wants his fans to know that he’s “not dead.”

David had been in Chile with his church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But he’s back now and working on music. 

“I’m still here,” he said in a video blog to his fans. “I’m still alive and not being lazy sitting around my house.”

Even though David says he is writing music and getting back in the swing of things, fans might want to brace themselves for continued distance. It sounds like David isn’t too keen on the entertainment industry life.

“It freaked me out,” he said on his return to Los Angeles. “ To come back to the entertainment world where it’s all about you and how important you are, and letting everybody know that.”

He isn’t ready to talk about what he’s working on, however. He says he wants it to be just right before he shares any new music or plans.

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