Last year, "America's Got Talent" contestant Timothy Poe apologized after he was accused of faking military injuries, and this year another contestant on another reality show is doing the same.
" American Idol" contestant and Tulsa, Okla., native Matt Farmer apologized Friday for lying about his military injuries after the website Guardian of Valor refuted his story a day after his audition aired.
The 26-year-old Iraq War veteran, accompanied by his 3-year-old daughter, Cadence, sang Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come." Before his audition, producers shared Farmer's story that he had been hit by an improvised explosive device, or IED, while serving in Iraq and sustained a traumatic brain injury, while the medication he was subsequently prescribed was supposed to render him sterile, making Cadence something of a miracle baby.
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