Wow. If this is true, I hope Casey is ok. From Joe’s Place Blog:
My sources are telling me that American Idol Contestant (And MY Personal favorite) will not be in attendance for tonight’s Top 13 Results Show. He will be back in the Hospital again. I have not been able to accurately determine what is wrong with Casey – however Casey is making no big deal about his health situation. Not since Season One’s Christina Christian has a contestant missed a results show because of a hospital stay. Christina got voted off that night. Let’s pray that the same fate does not happen to the amazing Casey Abrams.
Casey is missing from the photos tweeted out from today’s rehearsal.
UPDATE: It seems that whenever Casey gets stressed out he has stomach bleeding – not sure if it is an actual bleeding ulcer (though that’s what it sounds like). Casey has been staying in a separate room from the other Idols so he could rest.
2nd Update: Casey tweeted around midnight ET, “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.”
He also tweeted a goodbye message to Ashthon, “I love you girl. I know for a fact we will meet up again in the near future. And your hair better be even bigger next time.”
And Crystal Bowersox, who almost had to quit last year when SHE became ill due to diabetes complications, tweeted “…stay in this game, Casey. Don’t be afraid to say no sometimes. I’m rooting for you.”
3rd Update: THR is reporting that Casey had two blood transfusions while in the hospital. His condition: Ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease which affects the lining of the large intestine.