Crystal Bowersox Can’t Perform due to “Medical Issues”: The Guys Will Perform tonight, the Girls Tomorrow

First, the artwork on the American Idol site changed…advertising the Top 10 guys tonight and the Top 20 girls tomorrow. Yet, Ryan Seacrest announced on his radio show this morning the girls were on for tonight. Very confusing.

Now, Laura Saltman from Access Hollywood is confirming that the switch is on, and she’s trying to figure out why.

I’m hearing one of the girls is sick. Backup singer, Sy Smith just tweeted: “Lawd, potential drama at Idle today. But the show must go on…”  I saw an internal FOX memo confirming the switch.

UPDATE: Crystal Bowersox has “medical issues” and can’t perform, according to EW.

2nd Update: FOX Issued a press release confirming tonight’s switch due to Crystal’s illness, “Due to medical issues which would prevent Crystal Bowersox from performing tonight, the 10 male semifinalists will perform this evening, and the 10 female semifinalists will perform tomorrow night.” The press release also adds that the switch is for one week only.

Ryan Seacrest tweets, “Crazy morn , the guys will sing tonight instead of girls due to medical issues that would prevent crystal from performing tonight live ”

I’m also hearing that Lilly, Katelyn and Didi were sick last week.

This type of switch around to accommodate an illness is unprecedented. The Season 7 girls all got very sick and still performed. Bo Bice sang with such severe stomach problems, he was throwing up off stage in between songs. If Crystal is THAT sick will she be well enough to perform tomorrow?

3rd UpdateCrystal Bowersox has Type 1 diabetes. Joes Place got a tip that the  “medical condition” keeping Crystal from performing tonight  is a result of complications from her diabetes. She was taken to the hospital and is just being released now…

US also reporting that Crystal is recovering from “diabetes complications” the source says, “Crystal is doing OK and should be fine for tomorrow.”

From the LA Times: Regarding Crystal: “Fox won’t confirm if she’s been taken to the hospital, but a source tells Idol Tracker she has “serious health issues”


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