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Casey Abrams of American Idol Will Sing Despite Hospitalization

Casey Abrams Hospitalized for Stomach Pains But Will Sing
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02/25/2011 AT 03:00 PM EST

The show will go on for American Idol contestant Casey Abrams.

The singer, who made season 10's top 24 on Thursday's show, was reportedly hospitalized after suffering severe stomach pains on Wednesday but is now out of the hospital and expected to hit the stage during Friday's taping of the top 12 men's performances, PEOPLE confirms.

"He is performing tonight," a source close to the show tells PEOPLE. "He had some stomach pains but he will perform."

The bar has been set high for Abrams, the first contestant in Idol history to perform with a upright bass, after he wowed the judges throughout the audition process.



"I don't we've ever seen a musician as talented as yourself," Randy Jackson told him on Thursday's episode. "It's like three people in one."

Abrams, who auditioned in Austin, Texas, with Ray Charles's song, "I Don't Need No Doctor," became so excited he accidentally knocked his chair off the stage.

A rep for Fox had no comment.

The story of Abrams hospitalization was first reported by TMZ.





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