American Idol contestant Casey Abrams appeared triumphant this week as he appeared at the PaleyFest Salute to American Idol in Los Angeles, but several hospitalizations within the past few weeks had many Idol fans concerned about his tenure on the show.
EW.com reports that Abrams gave an update to the audience regarding his absence from last Thursday night’s results show.
“I’m feeling really good,” he said. In reference to missing the show, he added “I thought I was actually going to make it but I had to stay behind. It was fun and everyone waved at me, and I felt really supported by everyone, and I loved watching.”
Abrams suffers from ulcerative colitis and was in the hospital to undergo blood transfusions.
In this week’s Entertainment Weekly, the magazine dubs Abrams the clear front runner to win this year’s competition.