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American Idol Alum Scott MacIntyre: I Won't Let Kidney Failure Slow Me Down

Scott MacIntyre: I Won't Let Kidney Failure Slow Me Down

Originally posted 10/20/2014 03:45PM

Though doctors have given him just six months until his kidneys fail, American Idol's Scott MacIntyre refuses to let his illness slow him down.

"There is a lot of uncertainty about the immediate future, as you can imagine," MacIntyre tells PEOPLE of being diagnosed with kidney failure. "But for now, I'm still very mobile and I'm going to continue to perform and speak as long as I have the strength to do so."

This is not the first time MacIntyre has faced a health crisis. The season 8 Idol contestant, 29 – who was born blind – had to undergo a kidney transplant at the age of 22 after he was diagnosed with kidney failure in his late teens.

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American Idol Alum Joanne Borgella Dies

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American Idol Alum Joanne Borgella Dies at 32

Originally posted 10/18/2014 08:15PM

Joanne Borgella, a contestant on season 7 of American Idol, died on Saturday morning after battling cancer. She was 32.

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Surprise! Jennifer Lopez Shows Up to Celebrate Former Idol Star's Birthday

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Jennifer Lopez Surprises American Idol Singer Pia Toscano on Her Birthday

Originally posted 10/16/2014 11:15AM

Jennifer Lopez has been known to celebrate her birthday in epic fashion, but on Tuesday night it was all about her former backup singer, Pia Toscano.

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It's a Girl for Bucky Covington

It's a Girl for Bucky Covington

Originally posted 10/10/2014 03:00PM

The singer and fiancée Katherine Cook welcomed daughter Kennedy Taylor on Friday, his rep tells PEOPLE exclusively

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Randy Jackson's Wife Files for Divorce

Randy Jackson's Wife Files for Divorce

Originally posted 09/26/2014 04:15PM

It's over, dawg.

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Is New Mom Kelly Clarkson Making New Music? | Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson Will Release a New Album in Early 2015

Originally posted 09/24/2014 04:00PM

Forgive Kelly Clarkson fans if they have been singing "My Life Would Suck Without You" lately.

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Ryan Seacrest on Marriage: 'I Want What My Mom and Dad Have'

Ryan Seacrest on Marriage: 'I Want What My Mom and Dad Have'

Originally posted 08/20/2014 09:15AM

There are those who are in denial about turning 40. Then there's Ryan Seacrest, who's opting to look the landmark square in the eye.

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American Idol's Josh Gracin Leaves Apparent Suicide Note on Facebook

American Idol's Josh Gracin Leaves Apparent Suicide Note on Facebook

Originally posted 08/15/2014 02:40PM

American Idol season 2 finalist Josh Gracin gave his family, friends and fans a huge scare Thursday after he reportedly posted an apparent suicide note on Facebook and then went missing.

"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 ... the most ? I love you all," Gracin, 33, reportedly wrote in a post that has since been taken down, according to TMZ. "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."

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Loved Ones Say Goodbye to American Idol's Michael Johns

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Loved Ones Say Goodbye to American Idol's Michael Johns

Originally posted 08/11/2014 02:00PM

A small group of loved ones gathered for a private ceremony in memory of American Idol finalist Michael Johns at Los Angeles's Forest Lawn Memorial Park on Friday

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Keith Urban: I'm Pulling for the Nashville Contestants During Idol Auditions

UpdatePosted 08/06/2014 04:30PM

Keith Urban: I'm Pulling for the Nashville Contestants During American Idol Auditions

Originally posted 08/06/2014 11:30AM

The young singers auditioning for the 14th season of American Idol in Nashville this week weren't the only ones feeling the heat: Keith Urban admitted he was pulling for the people of Music City to wow fellow judges Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr.

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