Country Singer Josh Gracin Rushed to Hospital After Suicide Threat

Josh GracinCountry singer and American Idol finalist Josh Gracin is reportedly being held in a psychiatric ward after posting a suicide note on Facebook. Gracin, who had a number one hit in 2004 with "Nothin' to Lose," posted the alarming note to his personal Facebook page. It read, in part:

Please remember me as someone who gave his all in music ... pray for my family as they carry on in this world without me. Goodbye.

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The former Marine, however, did not commit suicide after neighbors and police reportedly ran to check on his welfare. TMZ reports that at some point, Josh drove himself to a hospital and is being evaluated. Here is his post, which has since been taken down:

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.

The post is in apparent reference to his wife, Anne Marie, with whom he has three daughters and one son. It's unclear what "mistakes" he's referring to -- there are not any major rumors about him or his marriage circulating on the Internet.

Josh's manager, Amy, wrote on his Facebook page:

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 concert he had planned in West Virginia has been cancelled.

It sounds like Josh desperately wanted help, and he got it. Hopefully this means he will realize there are other ways to deal with his problems, and that his four children need him to be here for them.

If you are thinking of suicide, or are concerned about someone you love, please call The National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK).

 

Image via Josh Gracin/Instagram

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