Josh Gracin is on the road to recovery. After leaving a disturbing message on his Facebook that hinted at self harm, the American Idol season 2 alum annonces on Facebook that he’s headed back out on the road.
Josh alarmed friends and family two weeks ago, when he left an apparent suicide not on his Facebook page. Quickly, the note was found, law enforcement was alerted and the singer was found. Police accompanied Josh as he drove himself to the hospital, where he was admitted to an inpatient facility to receive psychiatric care.
Now a, few weeks later, Josh is home and ready to get back to work. “Finally getting back out on the road!!” writes Josh on his Facebook page, “I will be playing this Saturday at the Mercury Ballroom in Louisville KY! Please get your tickets now! I would love to see you all there for my first show back:)”
Earlier the same day he posted, “I must go through the valley to stand upon the mountain of God.”
Josh also posted a couple of videos recorded during that day’s songwriting session. “I can never find the right words to say during a conversation,” wrote Josh, “So here’s the video of the writing session today.” Check out the new song HERE.
In the song titled, “Let Her Go,” Josh’s confessional lyrics seem to address the marital problems he hinted at in his troubling Facebook note. “Let her go/hope that she finds a better road/Even though it may not lead back to you,” he sings, accompanying himself on acoustic guitar.
Another song from the same session, titled “Say Yes” is a plaintive plea, a promise to do better if his partner just says yes. Check it out HERE.
I hope Josh works through whatever he’s going through, and that going back to work, and pouring his heart out in song, brings him some level of comfort.