David Archuleta was back on American Idol for The Great Idol Reunion.
However, he did not sing songs with the rest of the alumni, who returned for the show that night. Instead, there was a glimpse of him hanging out with fans.
It wasn’t just any fans either.
When David lost to David Cook in the final of his season, some young girls didn’t take it well and screamed and cried at the decision. Four of these girls, now older teenagers, were invited to American Idol to relive that experience.
Then Ryan Seacrest invited David Archuleta onto the stage so they could meet him in person.
However, he was unable to speak and used a voice device on his phone to communicate. Seeing this, many of his followers began to worry.
David Archuleta has a serious throat condition
David Archuleta was due to tour this year but had to cancel the whole thing.
It was due to his throat issues, and he let fans know about it on his social media account.
In February, David told his fans that he had to cancel Part of his concert tour due to a “serious injury”.
David tore his vocal cords and it was more serious than he originally thought.
“So sorry to do this with only an hour and a half before the start of tonight’s show,” David posted with a video on Instagram. “I just got back from the doctor and on his orders I have to reschedule tonight’s show and go on voice rest.”
“Again my heart breaks to do this at the last minute and I am so sorry to have bothered those who went out of their way to be there tonight. I really appreciate your support and your wish to have come.”
That led to more bad news.
His vocal cords didn’t get any better and he had to cancel the entire tour.
“So I have a vocal cord hemorrhage and I need to let it heal so it doesn’t do any further damage. I also have vocal nodules,” revealed David.
“I want to be sure that I’m going to get well so I can come back without having done anything that could cause lasting damage.”
That means David Archuleta couldn’t perform on American Idol as he continues to allow his throat to heal.
David Archuleta didn’t have the best DSDS experience
It was nice to see David Archuleta on American Idol because last year he was open about how bad his experience on the show was.
“I felt so disconnected from everything” said David in a 2021 interview. “For example, 13 years later, I’m putting together what actually happened. But it’s still a process because I still don’t understand why people were so interested in it.”
“I’m afraid to blame American Idol because something inside me is programmed to say, ‘I have to be grateful because where would I be without it?'” he said.
“I’ve spoken to other American Idol contestants about how we all have trust issues. Like, ‘You can’t trust anyone anymore, not even your own family.’ We were told that.”
It looks like he’s been trying to get it over with based on his appearance on this week’s The Great Idol Reunion.
American Idol airs Sunday and Monday nights at 8:7c on ABC.
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