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'American Idol' Josh Gracin

Writes Apparent Suicide Note

Blames Wife

8/14/2014 4:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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7:40 PM PDT --
Cops tell us Gracin is being held on a 5150 psychiatric hold. We're told he drove himself to a hospital, with a police escort, after they pulled him over. He's been cooperative, has spoken to his family ... and is being evaluated by doctors now. 

5:33 PM PDT -- 
We're told cops intercepted Gracin on his way home and all they'll say is, "He's safe."
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'American Idol'
 Season 2 finalist Josh Gracin had neighbors and police racing to his door ... after posting what looked like a suicide note in the wake of marital problems.

We're told cops responded to the former Marine's home in Spring Hill, TN -- where he lives with his wife and 4 kids -- for a welfare check after a family member saw an ominous Facebook post:
    
"I've loved her for 17 years ... I made mistakes ... I admitted them, told her the truth and she turned her back on me when I needed her help the most."

He continued, "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."

Cops rushed to his house -- his wife was there but he wasn't. Law enforcement sources tell us police got in touch with him by phone, put him on with his wife, and he told her he was coming home. 

Cops are staying at the home until Josh arrives.

Story developing ...

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272 COMMENTS

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31.

FRECKLES    

You have everything to do with this , not your wife and your kids. Coward!!!

77 days ago
32.

whitegurlhitter    

Black folk kill each other wite folk kill themselves which one has a better chance?

77 days ago
33.

Jayne    

Drama.

77 days ago
34.

MGFunk    

DRAMA KING!!

77 days ago
35.

cher    

If this is true. I hope he gets the help he needs to get better for himself and his kids. My Thoughts and Prayers going out for you!!!

77 days ago
36.

Jill    

If you are really going to kill yourself, you dont put fake notes out there.

77 days ago
37.

@MsPrinceSanchez    

According to his twitter account (tweet by his manager) he is now with his family.

77 days ago
38.

Roxiflor72    

What a *****!

77 days ago
39.

Cherokee    

Now hes really in trouble with the ole lady...lol

77 days ago
40.

Roxiflor72    

What a pu$$ y!!

77 days ago
41.

Clyde T.M. Nestra    

I think they responded appropriately because that certainly does read like a suicide note. People in the know have always said you have to take these things seriously. If someone is thinking about killing themselves, they are in danger of following through.

77 days ago
42.

jimmy d    

Not to get to far from this,but i just farted on my dogs head.Amen

77 days ago
43.

shanice    

He's a good guy. I remember he put on a benefit concert for a young girl who was killed in a car accident a few years ago, which was kind of him. I think it's wrong to judge him, he paid his debt to our country by serving in the USMC. Hope he doesn't do anything stupid.

77 days ago
44.

sevotery    

Manipulative twerp. Please remember me as someone who gave his all in his music.. um no buddy you won't remembered at all for your music just the guy who offed himself because he was cranky with his wife and that Robin Williams died a few days earlier and he was more liked.

77 days ago
45.

ladyvil    

He's a jerk for posting something like this!!

77 days ago
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