Casey Abrams, a finalist on the hit FOX reality series American Idol was not at the live results show last night. Host Ryan Seacrest addressed the viewers at home, noting his absence, by saying: “You’ll notice that Casey is missing from the group. He is unfortunately sick and in the hospital right now. So everybody wave to him. Feel better … Get back here soon.”
Abrams, 20, is currently suffering from ulcerative colitis, which is known to cause abdominal pain and cramping. On his Twitter account, Abrams updated his followers on his condition, as well as thanking the people that voted for him to stay in the top 12. Abrams is currently a favorite to win the whole season.
“Hey guys, thanks for the well wishes, I got some nice fresh blood in me and feeling better. People at Idol & Cedars are treatin me real good. by the way, I just realized… I’m in the top 12! Thanks for voting me into the competition everyone. I owe all of you a big bear hug,” Abrams said.