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Former 'American Idol' contestant Casey Abrams releases song inspired by 'embarrassing' condition

Season Ten “American Idol” finalist Casey Abrams hit headlines during competition last year, after he was rushed to the hospital twice with debilitating flare-ups of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). But now, Abrams is making good use of his musical talents to draw much-needed awareness to the condition.“You lose a lot of energy because of the inflammation in the colon, I would go to the bathroom up to fifteen times a day and there would be blood,” Abrams, who has partnered with Janssen Biotech, Inc. to create an music video and original song called “Chip on Your Shoulder” based off his personal experiences with the illness, told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column. “I had no idea what was wrong with me. I thought it was some kind of bad flu.”The now 21-year-old music sensation was eventually diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at age 19, and wants other sufferers to realize that they are not alone, and that the symptoms can be managed to lead a happy, normal life.“I feared I wouldn’t be able to t...

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