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'American Idol' Finalist Hospitalized

2/23/2011 10:12 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Casey Abrams -- one of the top 24 finalists on "American Idol" -- was rushed to a hospital moments ago after complaining of severe stomach pains ... TMZ has learned.

Casey Abrams Hospitalized

Sources connected to the show tell us ... 19-year-old Abrams was rehearsing at CBS Television City when he began to feel sick.

We're told Abrams was taken to a nearby hospital -- where he's expected to stay overnight ... possibly longer.

And it gets worse -- now that Abrams has made the top 24, he's scheduled to tape a performance on Friday ... along with the rest of the top 12 men. But if Abrams is not well enough to take the stage on Friday, we're told he will be eliminated from the competition.

Abrams is currently being examined by doctors.

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DJo    

Get better FAST Casey!

1337 days ago
47.

debo    

He's got stomach pains more than likely due to dehydration.

1337 days ago
48.

Danny    

If Casey is out, bring back Chris Medina. He is better than half the dudes that made it through...Jordan Dorsey, Brett Lownqueer, and everyones least favorite, Scotty McQueery. Yeah, those 3 losers made it through and he didn't.

He had a sob story, no doubt. But dude also had serious talent.

1337 days ago
49.

Danny    

Oh and everyone mad that this was a "Spoiler" is just stupid.

If you saw one lick of the show, you would know that he was going to make it. Come on now.

1337 days ago
50.

Stef    

Fozzie Bear has been told if he doesn't sing for the taping tomorrow he's out.

1336 days ago
51.

waffles    

I'm surprised there hasn't been any updates anywhere about this story.

1336 days ago
52.

Connie    

CASEY ABRAMS is INCREDIBLE!! SO MULTI-TALENTED!! Do not replace him, because he is irreplaceable! So, do Friday without him. American Idol is by far the best it has ever been, and I have watched ALL ten seasons--keep it up, and KEEP CASEY!!!

1336 days ago
53.

judy    

Sorry, hope he gets better.
Still say Jaycee should be in the 24. He was a huggy. So cute to quate J Lo. A lot of people really liked him.

1336 days ago
54.

jorge    

please reveal who is gonna win every other show so i won't have to watch t.v anymore.please TMZ.Since you are so good at that.You spoiled the medina ending.

1336 days ago
55.

jean    

he is full of talent I pray he gets well soon.Can't wait to see him beat out all the other no talents......

1336 days ago
56.

AthleticGal    

Did anyone notice how thin Casey Abrams looked last night? His sweater & pants were hanging on him. I suppose the stress is causing him to lose weight & fast!

1336 days ago
57.

girl_howls    

Why do I have sinking feeling that this guy getting "sick" is a reason for them to bring Chris Medina back (the guy with the disabled gf that made JLo cry)? If they do that, I'm not watching it again. Seriously.

1336 days ago
58.

Meggy    

Casey is one of the best talents on this season of incredible talent. I pray for the best for him. Also, the show this year is more spiritually upbeat. The judges are just wonderful.
Best combo yet and Simon Cowell with his denigrating personality is not missed.

1336 days ago
59.

Desirae    

Omg casey and scotty are my absolute favorites Casey has the most talent on idol this season and i hope he feels better because i know he can win. Get well soon Casey!!!

1336 days ago
60.

someone who knows    

casey is better... trust

1336 days ago
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