Doctors may pull Crystal Bowersox out of 'Idol'
By April MacIntyre Mar 3, 2010, 23:44 GMT
American Idol host Ryan Seacrest February 3, 2010 Fame Pictures, Inc - Santa Monica, CA, USA
Crystal Bowersox is diabetic, according to this morning's KTTV broadcast in Los Angeles with reporters Lisa Breckenridge and Dorothy Lucey.
Her condition has worsened since the competition narrowed down after Hollywood week, and she was admitted to hospital yesterday (March 2) for treatment and observation.
“American Idol” producers are unsure of the fate of semifinalist Crystal Bowersox, whose medical issues were the reason for the last-minute swap that has the show’s remaining female semifinalists performing tonight.
“The doctors are meeting at this moment — this morning — and will make a decision a bit little later on in the day,” “Idol” executive producer Ken Warwick explained in an interview on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show.
Seacrest just Tweeted this message:
"I'm still in a run thru..uncertain. Planning for either way RT @CallofKJ: @RyanSeacrest Any news on Crystal Bowersox? #americanidol 17 minutes ago via UberTwitter"
Seacrest’s Q&A transcript with Warwick.
Ryan Seacrest: What happened?
Ken Warwick: Actually I was in the shower about 8 o’clock yesterday morning and I suddenly got the phone call that Crystal had been taken to hospital and I thought “Yeah, is she going to be okay? What’s the problem?” And I found out actually within an hour that it was worse than we expected, and she was going to be in the hospital all day. And then we had a decision to make as to whether or not we were going to try to put the show together without her, what the fan issues would be. Could we take maybe a pre-recording she’d made in rehearsal that we could package together so people could vote? Could I show one from last week and get people to vote? Or was that it for her, which normally is the situation. If you’re in the Olympics and you’re going for the semifinal for the final, if you don’t turn up …
Seacrest: Then you’re out.
Warwick: …you don’t go straight through to the final. So it was a difficult decision to make. We came to the conclusion really that the fairest thing to do overall — because I’ve got three of four other girls who got sniffles and the flu — that if the boys were okay with it, we put the boys on [yesterday] and the girls on tonight.
Seacrest: Can you talk about what she has or what happened to her?
Warwick: We’re not really sure yet, Ryan. She did have a condition that we know about, but how bad it is yet, we still don’t know. The doctors are meeting at this moment — this morning — and will make a decision a bit little later on in the day.
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