“American Idol” contestant Matt Farmer admits he lied about what happened during his military service in Iraq.
It was Matthew Farmer’s heartbreaking tale of his service in Iraq as much as his vocal prowess that impressed the “American Idol” judges on Wednesday night.
Now Farmer admits that his claim of a traumatic brain injury from an IED explosion in Iraq was false.
Farmer, who appeared on the Jan. 30 episode of “Idol” auditioning in Long Beach, Calif., had woven a story of years spent recovering after an IED attack had landed him in the hospital with brain damage. On “Idol,” Farmer claimed that the attack had led to PTSD, as well as to him taking medicine that made him sterile.(Source)