In the tweet, Abrams assures his fans that his symptoms are "under control" while acknowledging that ulcerative colitis is a lifelong condition.
How will this affect Abrams in the American Idol competition? There has been some speculation that he might receive a "sympathy" vote because of his illness and hospitalization. He is considered to be one of the frontrunners this season, with a strong chance at winning the entire competition.
As most of us know, ulcerative colitis is extremely unpredictable. Symptoms may be perfectly mild one day and become severe almost overnight. Sometimes there's a reason for it, and sometimes there's no telling why a flare-up occurs. A high-stress environment like a televised reality show could spell trouble for a disease like ulcerative colitis that's exacerbated by stress.
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