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

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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

Originally posted 10/18/2014 08:15 PM

American Idol Alum Joanne Borgella Dies at 32

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

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Jennifer Lopez Surprises American Idol Singer Pia Toscano on Her Birthday

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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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Randy Jackson's Wife Files for Divorce

Originally posted 09/26/2014 04:15 PM

Randy Jackson's Wife Files for Divorce

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It's over, dawg.

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Is New Mom Kelly Clarkson Making New Music?

Originally posted 09/24/2014 04:00 PM

Kelly Clarkson Will Release a New Album in Early 2015 | Kelly Clarkson

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

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Inside the Touching Tribute to American Idol's Michael Johns

Originally posted 09/23/2014 06:00 PM

Inside the Touching Tribute to American Idol's Michael Johns

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News of Michael Johns's death came as a shock in August. A month and a half later, his family, friends and fans gathered to celebrate his life in music.

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Jennifer Lopez on Her Love Life: I've Made Mistakes

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After three failed marriages, a high-profile broken engagement and a recent split from Casper Smart, Jennifer Lopez has officially been around the block romantically – and she knows it.

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American Idol's William Hung Is Married: 'I'm Glad to Have Somebody to Support Me'

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One lucky lady now has William Hung committed to serenading her for life.

The memorable American Idol cast-off married Jian Teng on June 18 in Alhambra, California, he confirms to PEOPLE.

"She's a fantastic wife and I'm glad to have somebody to support me," Hung, 31, tells PEOPLE of his bride, also 31 and a licensed vocational nurse.

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

Originally posted 08/20/2014 09:15 AM

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

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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

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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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