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TMZ reports: Casey Abrams had yet another blood transfusion Thursday

AMERICAN IDOL:  Casey Abrams is saved on AMERICAN IDOL airing Thursday, March, 24 (8:00-9:00- PM ET/PT) on FOX. Pictured L-R: Ryan Seacrest and Casey Abrams. CR: Michael Becker / FOX.

AMERICAN IDOL: Casey Abrams is saved on AMERICAN IDOL airing Thursday, March, 24 (8:00-9:00- PM ET/PT) on FOX. Pictured L-R: Ryan Seacrest and Casey Abrams. CR: Michael Becker / FOX.

Even if Casey Abrams sticks around, can he handle the stress?

Abrams looked like he was hyperventilating on stage after the judges handed him the save Thursday. TMZ reports he fell to the floor in a hallway afterwards and had to be helped in a chair. The story also said he felt guilty the judges had to use the save on him so early.

And he reportedly had yet another blood transfusion for his internal bleeding. Not good.

The poor guy is 19 years old, looks 35 and has the internal problems of a 66 year old!

9 comments Add your comment

Alex Trebek ™©®, Esquire

March 26th, 2011
3:26 pm

Though I’m not a big Casey fan from a singing perspective, it’s a shame a kid that young is suffering with this illness. Hopefully he can bounce back, but his parents may need to intervene and pull him out of the tour. The producers may want to consider this as well if Casey is unable to put this behind him. If a lot of fans buy tickets to the tour hoping to see him and he misses 50% of the shows, you could have quite a large number of disappointed/angry fans. Not the kind of PR that AI wants.

Deirdre

March 26th, 2011
3:46 pm

You know what kinda pizzes me off? Casey has had 3 blood transfusions since the show started, is still bleeding internally and doctors are trying to get his ulcerative colitis under control so he doesn’t have to leave the show….and a bunch of people thought he was FAKING the emotion Thursday night. Cynical jerks!

wreckedpizza

March 26th, 2011
3:49 pm

Deirdre

March 26th, 2011
5:17 pm

I need to apologize for the “cynical jerks” comment. Name-calling is unattractive and uncalled for.

The cynicism displayed toward Casey during a moment when he was genuinely entitled to be overwhelmed by the circumstances seems out of place. Especially when we consider the fear he must have had during the competition so far involving his possible elimination due to his health. The boy has been fighting to stay in, then he’s eliminated(in 11th place) then the judges use the save to put him back in.

It stands to reason that a 19 year old young man, dealing with the competition and his health, would be bombarded with emotions he might find difficult to deal with.

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JTesla

March 27th, 2011
3:10 am

I felt more in common with Casey’s display of emotions than I do with the emotions displayed by 90% of the people who are eliminated (or safe).

chicky

March 28th, 2011
12:27 pm

There’s no way he was faking, he turned white as a ghost when they used the save on him! And I just knew they would, he’s too good not to make top 5….Nothing against Naima, but she almost went home two times and all of the sudden she jumped out of the bottom 3….that’s a little weird to me.

spuzy

March 29th, 2011
8:59 am

the reason naima “jumped” out of the bottom three is because she deserved the votes that were given to her. she was great this week. just because someone is in the bottom three doesn’t mean they can’t improve and impress america. good for her!

Anita

March 29th, 2011
11:15 pm

American Idol is just like the government. Ask the people what they want and then do whatever the “important” people think is right. If American Idol had 30 million votes and most of them did not vote for Casey, then why is he still on the show? Why, because 3 judges want him there.