The last half of 2022 has been a struggle for Casey Abrams. The singer and musician had made four trips to the hospital attempting to get a handle on his chronic ulcerative colitis. Unfortunately the final trip resulted in life saving surgery to remove the American Idol season 10 alum’s entire colon.
In order to recover, Casey won’t be able to work for months, maybe even a year. But the good news is that the 100K GoFundMe friends set up in December is now fully funded! He’s keeping the fundraiser open. Any money he doesn’t use will go to the and Crohn’s and Colitis foundation. Check out the fundraiser HERE. Donations are STILL coming in. The fund has raided over 101K to date.
Casey thanks fans for words of encouragement
Casey needs a lengthy recovery from the surgery, which will be followed by more surgery to reconnect what’s left of his plumbing so he needn’t poop into a bag attached outside of his body anymore. Yes, it’s tough stuff for a young man in his 30s or anyone for that matter! But he’s meeting the moment with strength and a sense of purpose.
In a new Instagram clip, Casey announces the good news: “I’m very happy to say that we’ve reached my goal on my GoFundMe. Not only am I happy about reaching the fund, but reading your words of encouragement on the GoFundMe, it’s really helped me each day.”
Thanks for reaching out, thanks for sending your love, and thank you for your contribution. I can’t thank you enough from the bottom of my heart.”
“This is amazing, and I’m excited to get back on my feet and start playing music–just living life again.”
“It’s really incredible to hear some of your stories that kind of line up with mine. Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s disease has affected hundreds of thousands of people all around the world.”
Additionally, Casey’s pals are mounting a fundraising concert at The Venice West in the Los Angeles area. Dubbed “With a Little Help From My Friends,” a song Casey performed on Idol, his season 10 pal, Haley Reinhart and more will perform. Get tickets at TheVeniceWest.com.