Michael Grimm, the season 5 winner of “America’s Got Talent,” has been hospitalized and sedated after suffering from an unknown ailment last week.
According to his wife Lucie Zolcerva-Grimm, the blues musician is in intensive care as of Wednesday morning.
The 44-year-old singer’s wife took to Instagram to inform followers of Grimm’s troubling situation.
Lucie remarked in the video posted with his 7,000 Instagram followers that her husband appeared “sickly” and was being “fussy.”
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Grimm, who is from Mississippi, is finally breathing on his own again, according to Lucie, but he “remains unconscious.”
She stated that he will be compelled to undergo vocal chord repair after being on a ventilator for so long that he has “no voice.”
It is unknown what has caused Grimm’s health problems.
Grimm, who proposed to Lucie during an appearance on “The Ellen Show” in 2010, was unable to complete his recent live performances in the days preceding his hospitalization.
His wife stated that he was unable to “barely walk.”
“I rushed him to the ER because I suspected something was wrong, like a stroke or something.” Fortunately, that was not the case,” she explained. “Whatever was going on in his body from whatever, toxins, I guess, they were getting to his brain, and he started talking gibberish.”
Grimm has been bedridden for nearly a week and will begin physical therapy as soon as he feels better.
“He’s getting better, which is excellent. “It’s just going to take time,” Lucie remarked, adding that while he is no longer on a ventilator, he is still sedated.
The crooner rose to prominence after competing in “AGT” in 2010 and winning the competition with his blues music.
In the final of the singing competition, he overcame the show’s favorite, 10-year-old opera singer Jackie Evancho.
“I thought Jackie had it in the bag,” he remarked after winning the $1 million jackpot. “This is unquestionably an out-of-body experience.” This entire road has been difficult, but especially now.”
The winning song was “When a Man Loves a Woman,” which he dedicated to Lucie at the time.
He later appeared on “America’s Got Talent: The Champions,” however his time on the show was cut short as he was voted out early on.