Josh Gracin seeks help and thanks fans for support

The singer sent a heartfelt message to fans through social media

After scaring his family, friends, neighbors, cops and fans with a cryptic suicide note yesterday (August 14th) on Facebook, country singer Josh Gracin is seeking help.

“I want to thank you all for your prayers and support,” the former Marine and American Idol Season 2 contestant writes. “I take responsibility for my actions and apologize dearly for what I have put my family through. With the help of my family and friends, I am getting help. Again, thank you for your love and I will see you very soon.”

“As many of you know, Josh Gracin has been battling depression and as a result found himself in a personal crisis yesterday,” his manager, Amy, writes on Facebook. “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.”

On Thursday (August 15th), Gracin posted the following note on Facebook, which has since been removed.


Cops rushed to Gracin’s Spring Hill, TN home after they were alerted by concerned family members. Authorities were able to reach Gracin by phone and intercepted him during his drive home and escorted him to a health facility.

Gracin was scheduled to perform at Live on the Levee Friday night (August 15th) in Charleston, WV, but was replaced with friend and fellow country singer Trent Tomlinson.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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