American Idol’s Scott MacIntyre Needs Another Kidney Transplant


On the eve of releasing his new album, Lighthouse, American Idol season 8 alum, Scott MacIntyre, has some bad news to share with fans. From the singer’s  Facebook:

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Hey everyone, I have some difficult news to share about my health. After 7 years living with my transplanted kidney, I recently found out that I am in need of a second transplant. Please keep my wife and me in your prayers during this uncertain time.

More information regarding Scott’s current health status can be found at the NewReleaseTuesday blog. Scott retarted a link to article.

MacIntyre is now facing end-stage kidney disease for the second time in his life. As of last week, he has officially been accepted into the Vanderbilt Hospital transplant program and has been placed on the national waiting list for a deceased donor kidney.

The average wait time for a deceased donor kidney is three-five years. Though the doctors cannot be sure about MacIntyre’s exact prognosis, they estimate he will need the transplant within the next six months, which would involve receiving a kidney from a living donor.

“I’m so grateful to my first kidney donor for these past seven years of my life.” says MacIntyre. “Without that life-saving gift, I would have never been on American Idol, married my wife, or been able to share my story with so many people around the world. Unfortunately, transplanted kidneys can’t last forever, and now I’m facing the same life-threatening illness once again.”

MacIntyre has made his health situation public to create more awareness of the importance of organ donation and to bring hope to those facing organ failure and future transplants.

“My wife and I are facing the same unknowns right now that tens of thousands of others and their families face every day,” MacIntyre adds. “I hope that by being open and vulnerable about what I’m going through, I can draw attention to the overwhelming need for donated organs and encourage more people to become organ donors.”

Now that word has gotten out–Scott is famous enough. I don’t think he’ll have a problem finding a living donor. Get well soon, Scott!

The new album, Lighthouse, comes out tomorrow (Sept 23) and features guest vocals from fellow Idol alums Danny Gokey (S8) and Skylar Laine (S11).

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  2. This is such a bad situation; I wasn’t aware of the short shelf life mentioned on donated kidneys. I hope he finds a resolution quickly.

  3. That’s too bad…. I read somewhere that the person who donated his first kidney was the wife of his former piano teacher. That’s pretty amazing.

  4. So very sorry to hear this. Scott has made the most of life in spite of his challenges and I hope he can find a living donor.

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