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Tourette's Guy on 'Idol': I Wrote Songs About 'Whores'

2/20/2011 5:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

James Durbin -- the Tourette's-suffering guy on "American Idol" last week -- wasn't joking when he said he turned his life around ... because just last year, he claimed to love singing about "sex" and "whores."

It was all part of an interview he gave with his band "The Hollywood Scars" -- they were competing in a local battle of the bands in Santa Cruz last April ... and during the interview, Durbin says his favorite things to write songs about are "having sex with women ... whores ... [and] having a good time."

It's pretty ironic considering how Durbin was portrayed on his "Idol" episode -- as a kind, genuine 21-year-old father of a new baby ... who suffers from Tourette's ... and can barely make ends meet.

0218_idol_audition_mini_launchCheck out the "Idol" clip if you missed the episode. So far, calls to James haven't been returned.


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Just reading some of the comments here and am amazed that there are so many morons on one site. UNbelievable.........Ranking on any human being is wrong. Who the heck do you all think you are ? James has an awesome talent. I am soooooooo glad that i can enjoy it. I dont see any of your rude asses up on that stage every week. What losers. Get a life so you dont have to be so worried about someone elses............

1244 days ago


I find it ironic that Steven Tyler can joke week after week on American Idol about how many women he has been with, and one 19 year old kid makes a silly comment and TMZ tries to throw him under the bus before he even has a chance. What a bunch of low lifes.

1236 days ago

Mysti Thompson    

umm did any of you guys not see the part about tying to promote their band??? jeez people.. my son is in a local band, all the boys say things for shock value when they are at shows. they think they are, but they are good kids, who love their families and are just going for shock value, to get noticed. This kid is awesome and i wish him the best. how many of you amde it to the top four???

1217 days ago
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