In October of last year American Idol contender JOSH GRACIN performed at the SHOWTIME SALOON here in Asheville.  He even stopped in the studio and visited with me on the air.  He was in good spirits and seemed excited about his new single at the time.  But the other day he apparently posted a very cryptic message on his facebook page seeming to threaten suicide after a family issue didn't go in his favor.

"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... I love you all.. You have given me the greatest gift. You allowed me to touch your hearts with what I loved to do the most... 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."

Police were able to contact Josh by phone after visiting with his wife and kids in their Tennessee home.  Shortly there after Josh returned home. Since then his facebook page has only made a few posts about his situation.

We can only speculate as to what transpired to bring the Gracin family to this point.  So please say a prayer for Josh and his family tonight if you can.  

Find below the photos of his visit to the studio and the interview we had on the air last October.

Photos from Josh's October visit.