The country music community had a big scare yesterday when 33-year-old singer Josh Gracin posted an apparent suicide note on his Facebook page! Local police in Spring Hill rapidly came to his house for a welfare check.
Gracin, who was a season 2 finalist on American Idol, was not home when law enforcement arrived according to TMZ.
‘I’ve loved her for 17 years,’ the Nothin’ To Lose singer wrote. ‘I made mistakes… I admitted them, told her the truth and she turned her back on me when I needed her help the most.’
Read his Facebook note, adding: ‘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 wrote a song about his wife “Unbelievable (Ann Marie)” back in 2008 went missing yesterday; according to reports the American Idol alum was pulled over by police on his way to the hospital, who then escorted him to medical professionals for an evaluation. His note has been deleted but has certainly sparked much controversy regarding his marriage to his pretty wife. Let’s find out more about her.
Ann Marie Kovacs was born April 14th, 1980. The couple tied the knot in 2001 meaning they have been married for 13-years and have been together since age 16.
The Michigan native who grew up listening to country and R&B music, Gracin catapulted to fame after auditioning for the hit television series American Idol in 2003 during the show’s second season. Gracin, who was serving in the United States Marine Corps at the time of his American Idol appearance, became an instant fan favorite and ultimately placed fourth on the show.
Ann Marie and her hubby have four children and currently reside in Nashville. They are the proud parents of three daughters Briana Marie Gracin, born March 30, 2002, Gabriella Ann Gracin, born November 15, 2006, and Isabella Sophia Gracin, born November 12, 2008, as well as a son, Landon Joshua Gracin, born August 4, 2005.
The couple’s first born, Briana was one-year-old when Josh took her to the American Idol stage back in 2003, now she is 12.
His stint in the Corps–he stationed at Camp Pendleton in southern California–changed him. He reunited with his then girlfriend Ann Marie and they were married soon afterward. “When I went in,” he says, “I was having problems just holding down one job and an apartment and a girlfriend. In a couple of years I was able to have a wife and take care of a daughter (their daughter Briana), go to school full-time, work my everyday Marine job and work a second job at a local department store. There’s no way in a thousand years I was going to be able to do that before the Marine Corps.”
Following his run on the series and the completion of his military service (he was honorably discharged in 2004); Gracin released his self-titled debut album in June 2004.
Ann Marie’s man signed with the newly launched independent Private Label Studios in March 2013. Re-energized and re-focused on his music, Gracin released a hit single “Drink It Gone” in the summer of 2013 and is currently in studio working on a new album, “Worth This Love”, slated to be released in 2014.
Her husband was initially held under a 5150 psychiatric hold but is said to be back home with wife and children. Show your support on FB here.