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Why Is American Idol’s Casey Abrams in the Hospital Again?

One of American Idol's front-runners this season is the full-bearded 20-year-old Casey Abrams, a soul man who's had to take two recent trips to the hospital, including one that forced him to miss last night's show. Producers and Ryan Seacrest have been tight-lipped about his condition, but People reports that the singer is suffering from ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease that can be aggravated by stressful situations. "Hey guys, thanks for the well wishes, I got some nice fresh blood in me and feeling better," Abrams tweeted last night after blood transfusions, adding, "This is my dream, I'm going to keep fighting to stay in." [People]

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