01:15 AM EDT 11/23/2014
Originally posted 08/15/2013 11:05AM
There was a time when American Idol runner-up Justin Guarini was on top of the world.
The 34-year-old, who came in second to Kelly Clarkson on the show's first season in 2002, remembers the days when "I couldn't walk the street without being stopped a hundred times" by fans.
But on his blog Wednesday (which had been removed but is back up), the father of two admitted that he now spends "days skipping meals in order to make sure I have enough. To make sure my children and my wife have enough."
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