August 16th, 2013
06:03 PM ET
A former "American Idol" contestant wants the world to know things aren't as bad as they seem.
Justin Guarini, who came in second to Kelly Clarkson on season one of "Idol" and co-starred with her in the 2003 film "From Justin to Kelly," has become the subject of much sympathy after a very personal blog post.
People reported on the post in which Guarini said he has "days skipping meals in order to make sure I have enough. To make sure my children and my wife have enough." Guarini is married to and the couple have two young sons. The post focused on how very different his life is now from when he first found fame on "Idol."
The story soon gained traction with Guarini receiving comments and tweets of support from fans. But before you start fishing for a few coins for Guarini, he wants everyone to know he is far from destitute. The singer tweeted that he is "nowhere near poverty."
Guarini also tweeted an apology for his site, JustinGuarini.com, crashing due to the huge amount of traffic.
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