American Idol alum Josh Gracin caused a scare on Thursday, Aug. 14, when he posted a cryptic, disturbing message on his Facebook page.
The post has since been deleted, but according to Rolling Stone, the American Idol Season 2 finalist wrote, “I’ve loved her for 17 years,” presumably about his wife Ann Marie. “I made mistakes… I admitted them, told her the truth and she turned her back on me when I needed her help the most… Please remember me as someone who gave his all in his music… Pray for my family as they carry on in this world without me. Goodbye.”
The message sparked concern, as many took this message as Gracin’s cry for help.
Fans raised the alarm but apparently a family member contacted the police after they saw the Facebook post. The police then followed up by arriving at the singer’s home in Spring Hill, Tennessee, where they met his wife, TMZ reports.
The country singer was not there at the time, but law enforcement managed to intercept him as he drove home and escorted him to the hospital, where he was evaluated by doctors.
Gracin’s manager, Amy, then took to Twitter that evening to inform fans about the developments, and let them know that their prayers are welcome.
This is Josh's manager, Amy. Thank you everyone for your prayers & concern. Josh is safe & with his family now. I promise to update soon.
— Josh Gracin (@joshgracin) August 14, 2014
Ann Marie and the “We Weren’t Crazy” hit maker wed in 2001. The couple shares four children together, three daughters and a son.
If you suspect someone might be considering suicide, or you have struggled with those thoughts yourself, please call the National Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).