Josh Gracin ‘Safe and with His Family’ After Leaving Possible Suicide Note, Cancels Concert
By Marissa G. Muller
Josh Gracin, a finalist on the second season of American Idol, gave fans a reason to be concerned for him when he posted a cryptic Facebook message on Thursday that felt like a suicide letter.
But as it turns out, according to a post on his Facebook, all is well.
In the original post, now deleted, he asked fans to “remember him as someone who gave his all in music” and “pray for his family as they carry on in this world without him,” before ending abruptly with “good bye.”
He also wrote about his longtime wife Ann Gracin in a troubling way, saying, “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.”
This alarmed many, among which the police, who went to the couple’s Spring Hill, Tenn. home to make sure everyone was okay. Upon arriving, they saw Ann, according to TMZ. The police reportedly intercepted Josh on his way home and later that evening he was put on a 5150 psychiatric hold.
The singer’s manager posted to his accounts, noting that Gracin was “with his family” and promised “to update” soon. It was also confirmed that his scheduled concert at Live on the Levee tomorrow (Aug. 16) in Charleston, W.V., had been canceled.
Gracin, a country artist who’s scored four top 10 hits on the country charts, finished fourth on the second season of Idol. Ruben Studdard was the eventual winner.
Read Josh’s full Facebook post below.
“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.”