Is sickness spreading through the American Idol mega mansion?
First Casey Abrams got sick and missed last Thursday’s American Idol, and now Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe tells Ryan Seacrest on KIIS-FM that Paul McDonald has sinusitis, a bacterial infection of the sinuses.
Lythgoe says, “Once one person has a cold it starts spreading around.”
He jokes that Paul’s illness won’t affect his singing, “You won’t notice with his voice though.”
RumorFix has learned that Casey is out of the hospital and will be back on stage Wednesday night.
The bearded singer will perform the Nirvana song, “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” which goes with Wednesday’s theme of singing songs that came out the year contestants were born.
As for Casey’s mysterious illness, he cleared things up by tweeting Wednesday:
“Just to let every one know, I have ulcerative colitis. I’m always going to have it, but the symptoms are pretty much under control. ”
Idol airs Wednesday night at 8 p.m. on Fox.