May 27th, 2010
02:03 PM ET

Adam Lambert missed ‘Idol’ because of laryngitis

Adam Lambert wasn’t absent from the finale of “American Idol” because he bailed on rehearsals – it was because the “Idol” contestant turned pop star got a case of laryngitis, Lambert’s rep told

Roger Widynowski of 19 Entertainment told EW that Lambert had been approached by “Idol” producers to join other top “Idol” stars for the last show of the season - which was also Simon Cowell’s last go-round as an “Idol” judge - but Lambert never confirmed that he’d be a part of the program.

And after he came down with laryngitis over the weekend, Lambert was placed on vocal rest since his own "Glam Nation" tour kicks off June 4, Widynowski said.

Yet in a article, an unnamed source said Lambert sent producers into a tizzy when he didn't show up for rehearsals because they didn't know "‘if Adam is sick, being a diva, or worse, planning something that he does not want people to see," adding that Lambert's "non-appearance will be played off by claiming Lambert is sick.”

Widynowski told EW that the report is “completely fabricated.”

Larry King has Lee and Crystal, the winner and runner-up of “American Idol” Friday night. Watch “Larry King Live,” Friday night at 9 ET on CNN.

Filed under: Adam Lambert • American Idol 2010 • Celebrities • Music • television

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