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'X Factor' Contestant Warned

You Drink, You Smoke, You Lose

11/8/2011 12:06 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Josh Krajcik
Josh Krajcik's chance at winning $5 million bucks on "X Factor" could go up in smoke -- because the singer's doctor believes cigarettes and booze are sabotaging his shot at victory ... TMZ has learned.

A source close to the production tells us, Krajcik was having issues with his voice giving out during practice last week -- a doctor told him boozing and smoking were to blame ... and Krajcik should stop both IMMEDIATELY.

At that point, we're told that Josh's mentor, Nicole Scherzinger, stepped in to tell him to cut down before he gets eliminated ... but while Josh is trying, quitting ain't easy.

The source said Josh "knows he needs to if he has his sights set on winning."

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UPYOURS    

Do not view the show, but why doesn't somebody push him into therapy, rather than say slow down? Slow down doesn't fix the problem, no does it?

1026 days ago
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MyOpinionOnly    

Why is this considered celebrity news? Who even watches this show? Must be a very slow news day today....zzzzzzzz....

1026 days ago
18.

go home!    

Ew. Anyway, it's already abundantly clear that Drew is going to win this show.

1026 days ago
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Samantha    

Though most are dead now, smoke & drink definitely didn't hurt Sammy Davis Jr, Frank Sinatra, etc. However, his talent is so rich, I do hope he doesn't overdo. Because, if he does, he'll just end up a drunken bum on the side of the road; after all his money & fame are gone.
Come on Josh, you've been my favorite from the start; then LeRoy & Melanie & I haven't lost any of these contests yet.

1026 days ago
20.

SusanCoyote    

There are people watching this show??? Really??

1026 days ago
21.

Lisa    

Chill out, people. This is sensationalism at its best.

1026 days ago
22.

Anna    

Who is really watching this show. TMZ should do a page of all the shows with a question.. do you watch? yes - no... let us see how many people are interested in some of the junk tv reality crap. They only put it on because they don't have to pay much money..most people are glad to make a fool of themselves for almost nothing.

1026 days ago
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venicementor    

A Hollywood doctor, no doubt - NO SMOKING, NO BOOZE, but I'll give you some proposal - you'll be singing like canary in no time.

1026 days ago
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Jill Kennedy    

The X Factor is terrible - a really bad, over-produced mess.

http://mankabros.com/blogs/onmedea/2011/11/08/the-x-factor-is-terrible/

1026 days ago
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Laura Lee Stevenson    

I love him the way he is, however disposing of the smokes is a must. We want him around for a long time. It is me or is anyone else under the impression that Nicole has a "thing" for him?

1026 days ago
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Mary Miles    

I like him just the way he is. Leave him alone. Does need to quit smoking though. Does anybody know if he's a boozer - probably not so let's not judge on that count without the information. He and Nicole make a lovely couple, don't you think?

1026 days ago
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bj brigham    

THEY NEED TO PULL HIS HAIR BACK IN A PONY TAIL .make him look better... he needs better fitting clothes

1026 days ago
28.

Chris    

LIES, LIES, AND MORE LIES TMZ. YOUR LOW. The Wench that wrote this article isn't even man or woman enough to show who he or she is that wrote this article. Thank You TMZ for showing me that your nothing but a Trashy Filthy Website.

1026 days ago
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Kris B    

Hey truth D sucker, I've never even heard of Mighale who ever. Even then he's probably playing dive bars for fish and chips and a cup of Tea. Don't get pissed at us for having talent and being able to drink your lager chugging asses under the table bitch!!!

1026 days ago
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Rich    

Quitting smoking is one of the hardest things to do. This is hardly a time to start. Cut back and chew nicotine gum Josh. Check out Josh on Youtube. Amazing talent. I have not bought a cd in years, but I'm patiently waiting to buy his.

1026 days ago
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