News

Josh Gracin undergoes psychiatric evaluation

Josh Gracin undergoes psychiatric evaluation

JOSH GRACIN: In the hospital, for a mental health evaluation. Photo: Associated Press

Country singer Josh Gracin has been admitted to hospital on a psychiatric hold after posting an apparent suicide note online.

The former “American Idol” finalist sparked fears for his safety when he wrote a cryptic message on Facebook on Thursday in which he hinted about taking his own life.

Police were called in to find the star, and officers intercepted him in his car.

According to editors at TMZ.com, Gracin drove himself to hospital with a police escort and was admitted on a 5150 psychiatric hold to be evaluated by doctors.

Gracin’s manager Amy reached out to fans on Facebook, writing, “Josh is safe and with his family now. We ask that you please respect their privacy during this time and continue sending your well wishes. I promise to update you soon.”

The singer’s scheduled performance at the Live on the Levee show in Charleston, West Virginia on Friday has been canceled, and fellow country star Trent Tomlinson will replace him.

Recent Headlines

13 hours ago in Entertainment

Bill Murray tosses fans’ phones off rooftop

billmurray

The "Ghostbusters" star was unwinding at rooftop restaurant in California on Thursday when he spotted two starstruck fans trying to snap his photo.

14 hours ago in Entertainment

OPENING WEEKEND: ‘Deadpool,’ ‘Zoolander 2’ to battle at the box office

15-overlay-6

Here's a look at some of the films set to open this weekend.

14 hours ago in Entertainment, National

Roses and roaches: Cold-hearted Valentine’s Day ideas

valentines

With the coldest air in more than a decade forecast to grip the United States this Valentine's Day weekend, the holiday dedicated to love is flashing its frigid side.

15 hours ago in Music, Entertainment

Woodstock 50th anniversary celebration in the works

woodstock

Organizers of the original Woodstock festival are trying to get something together to mark the golden anniversary of the event in 2019.

21 hours ago in Entertainment

Cosby’s wife must give deposition in civil suit, judge rules

cosby

Bill Cosby's wife will have to talk to lawyers bringing a defamation lawsuit against the comedian but cannot be compelled to reveal private conversations with her husband, a federal judge has ruled.