Adam Lambert Explains Why He Wasn't on 'Idol' Final

May 27, 2010 08:46:46 GMT

In a Twitter rant he blasted reporters for spreading lies that he could not make it because he was not asked to appear while in fact he was working on his tour.

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Adam Lambert was noticeably absent from "American Idol" season 9 final on Wednesday, May 26 night while a number of familiar faces from show turned up to pay Simon Cowell a tribute. Rumor has it he was on doctor's order to rest his vocal and some nasty rumors said Adam was not even invited to be on the stage.

In a series of Twitter rant, Adam defended his situation, saying both rumors are wrong. "Would have loved 2 have been at the Idol Finale to wish Simon farewell and support the finalists, but this tour for my fans is my priority," he began with the real reason.

Shortly after he posted another tweet, saying "I have now just been made aware of more gossip and rumormill: First of all, i was never asked to appear on the finale in any capacity. 2nd: I DID come down w a throat bug most likely caught on my flight back from this past weekends' concert in Boston."

He was particularly disappointed at irresponsible reporters who spread false stories about his absence. He wrote, "sad that Im forced to defend myself bout situation no one pointing fingers knew any factual details about. Im working so hard on this tour!! All i ever heard was: 'you've not been asked to perform on finale. Would you like to sit in the audience?' Me:sorry-Too much work to do today."

Also not coming to the finale where Lee DeWyze was crowned the winner, was David Cook. The show's past winners all came to sing "Together We Are One" but Cook was unable to attend because he was doing a cancer charity event in Kansas City. He tweeted, "Congrats to Lee Dewyze! So sorry I couldn't be there to see all my fellow idols. I'm there in spirit!"


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posted by JoeyL on May 28, 2010
They didnt want Adam there. Not after he stole the show on Elvis night.
posted by K on May 27, 2010
I read those pieces of dirty humiliating slandering news. Made me so sick and worried. Also making me wonder if they are human beings.
posted by Jennie on May 27, 2010
I am actually surprised that Adam responded. His best quality is that he is so grounded and level headed. He's been able to rise above this kind of thing throughout IDOL and since, with only a positive or humorous response. I guess having people hate on his dancers and accuse him of standing Simon up in the same week was just a little too much. I would've watched the finale just to see him but I knew he wouldn't be there because he said as much last week.
posted by MM on May 27, 2010
Didn't think I saw Clay Aiken... why no big reporting about that :). Lambert's name draws hits, it's really not rocket science.
posted by Josh on May 27, 2010
I see the Glamberts are on a witch hunt for this Popeater reporter. I'm waiting for him to be chased by a mob of fat, middle-aged women. I'm sure he can outrun them but it's still sort of embarrassing.
posted by chloe on May 27, 2010
feel better adam can't wait to see your show
posted by CR on May 27, 2010
I read those lies in several articles and wondered why Adam couldn't sue them for slander. I totally understand why Adam took to twitter to tell the truth. Those that jumped on those lies could have easily been sued for slander. Twitter CAN be a wonderful thing.
posted by kc chiefs gal on May 27, 2010
I noticed Adam wasn't there but didn't care. However I did know about David cook being at home (in Kansas City-my home town)for a cancer charity event. Hopefully that will put the rumors to rest.
posted by ali on May 27, 2010
So glad Adam Lambert didn't appear on that lame show anyway. OMG what was that? Did they draw every possible horrible performance just to make the winners look a little palatable? JFC, JANET? Girl, if you can't SING or actually DANCE anymore, don't just prance around the stage for 3 minutes. UGH
posted by guest on May 27, 2010
Oh wow, Adam must have been PISSED to rant like this... It's really pathetic how some people jump on any chance to sprad lies and hatred... I hope the moron who started this will get fired!
posted by Zoe on May 27, 2010
I think the irresponsible reporter who spread false stories about Adam's absence was Rob Shuter (PopEater's columnist). Shuter should be ashamed of himself!

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