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Michael Johns

Michael Johns (born 20 October 1978 as Michael John Lee) is an Australian singer-songwriter who finished in eighth place on the seventh season of a United States television series, American Idol, in 2008. Johns was born Michael John Lee in Perth, Western Australia. He attended Newman College. As a teenager, Michael John Lee appeared as The Coachman in Pinocchio at the Regal Theatre and was a choir singer in Anything Goes at His Majesty’s Theatre. He moved to the United States in 1998 on a tennis scholarship and majored in drama at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton before dropping out after two quarters. He then lived in Atlanta, Georgia for six years, performing at local venues. He also played Australian rules football for the USAFL club Atlanta Kookaburras. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California with his Texan wife, Stacey Vuduris, who is an interior designer. After traveling to Los Angeles to showcase for a number of labels in 2001, he formed a rock band called The Rising, where he met his longtime girlfriend Jill Stephens, and performed on several television shows. and at the opening of a Los Angeles Apple Store in 2003. The Rising produced an iTunes album

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Michael Johns -- Enlarged Heart Killed Him

Michael Johns
Enlarged Heart Killed Him

"American Idol" singer Michael Johns died from an enlarged heart, but a "fatty liver" contributed to his death ... this according to the Coroner's report.The 35-year-old singer died suddenly Aug.… READ MORE >

'Idol' Contestant Michael Johns -- Best Friend Claims Cover-Up ... Alcohol Killed Him

'Idol' Contestant Michael Johns
Friend Claims Cover-Up Alcohol Killed Him

The wife of "American Idol" contestant Michael Johns created a lie to cover-up the real cause of death ... alcohol abuse ... this according to his best friend.Stacey Vuduris filed legal docs --… READ MORE >

- 99 days ago
Michael Johns 911 Call -- Emotional Cry for Help

Michael Johns 911 Call
Emotional Cry For Help

Former "American Idol" contestant Michael Johns may have been dead for more than an hour before he was discovered ... according to the friend who found him.TMZ has obtained the dramatic 911 call.… READ MORE >

- 143 days ago
Michael Johns -- Autopsy Does NOT Reveal Cause of Death

MIchael Johns
Autopsy Does NOT Reveal Cause of Death

The autopsy on former "American Idol" contestant Michael Johns has been completed, but the medical staff at the Orange County Coroner's Office is deferring the cause of death ... pending… READ MORE >

- 143 days ago
Michael Johns -- Cops Told of Heavy Alcohol Use

Michael Johns
Cops Told of Heavy Alcohol Use

Michael Johns had been drinking heavily at some point before he died Friday ... TMZ has learned.As TMZ previously reported ... the "American Idol" Season 7 contestant died Friday at a friend's… READ MORE >

- 143 days ago
Michael Johns Dead -- 'American Idol' Contestant Dies at 35

'American Idol' Contestant
Michael Johns Dead at 35

5:00 PM PST -- Sources close to Michael Johns tell us he went to a doctor on Thursday to check out the pain he had been feeling in his ankle ... the swelling and bruising had made their way up to… READ MORE >

- 145 days ago
Michael Johns -- Identity Crisis

Michael Johns -- Identity Crisis

We're pretty sure we ran into the hot Austrailian "Idol" reject in Hollywood last night. He wouldn't confirm .. and we didn't care. Dude was kinda funny though. See Also "Idol" Loser Lives, Eats… READ MORE >

- 2240 days ago
Michael Johns' Dog Day Afternoon

Michael Johns' Dog Day Afternoon

What's the only thing cuter than Michael Johns and his Australian accent? Michael Johns, his Australian accent and the most adorable puppy ever.insertBCSinglePlayer(1655720441);Also in L.A.:… READ MORE >

- 2361 days ago
Michael Johns: The Stiff From Down Under

Michael Johns: The Stiff From Down Under

He got no job, and now he got no money!insertBCSinglePlayer(1500236453);Just days after getting booted from "American Idol," Michael Johns hit LAX, where he gave a skycap a big fat tip ... of… READ MORE >

- 2447 days ago
Johns Sings in Studio, Flails in Celeb Gym

Johns Sings in Studio, Flails in Celeb Gym

"A.I" wannabe Michael Johns may be a singing stud - but he doesn't work out like one! TMZ tracked down a tune written by L.A. fitness guru Barry Jay that Johns recorded about a year ago.But after… READ MORE >

- 2473 days ago

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