Former American Idol Contestant Voluntarily Checks Into Psychiatric Facility

Josh Gracin has voluntarily checked himself into an inpatient psychiatric facility after posting what many consider to be a suicide note on Facebook.

On Thursday, Gracin posted a note on Facebook where he said:

“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.”

Gracin, who finished fourth on American Idol‘s second season once again took to Facebook to update fans with a much more positive messsage.

“I want to thank you all for your prayers and support. I take responsibility for my actions and apologize dearly for what I have put my family through,” Gracin said in a statement on Facebook. “With the help of my family and friends, I am getting help. Again, thank you for your love, and I will see you very soon.”

On Friday, Gracin’s manager, Amy MacIntosh, released a statement to update fans on the singer’s condition, writing:

“As many of you know, Josh Gracin has been battling depression and as a result found himself in a personal crisis yesterday. Thanks to the outpouring of concern from family, friends, fans and the police, Josh was admitted to the hospital for observation.”