‘I seriously need help’: American Idol season 18 winner Just Sam is hospitalized for an unknown condition
American Idol winner Just Sam has been hospitalized with an unknown illness this week.
The 23-year-old singer – born Samantha Diaz – took to her Instagram Stories to give fans updates about her current health woes, after first reporting she was in the hospital on Wednesday.
The star – who won season 18 of the singing competition – shared on Friday that she ‘seriously needs help’ though she did report to be feeling better at the same time. Sam has not explained why she’s in the hospital.
Health issues: American Idol season 18 winner Just Sam has been hospitalized with an unknown illness this week, and shared health updates on her Instagram stories
She shared a photo of a scale and wrote, ‘100 lbs is crazy. I seriously need help.’ The Safe N Sound singer hitmaker also thanked her fans and said she’s feeling better: ‘I’m grateful for the prayers everyone. I’m doing much better now.’
The songstress worried her followed on Wednesday after she posted to her Stories: ‘Thank you to everyone that checked on me. I am ALIVE and out of the hospital.’
However, she seemed to be back in the hospital the very next day. In a short video clip she was seen wearing a mask. ‘I need a better hospital bruh. I hate it here. tbh,’ she wrote.
The latest: The 23-year-old singer – born Samantha Diaz – took to her Instagram Stories to give fans updates about her current health woes, writing, ‘100 lbs is crazy. I seriously need help’
Update: The star shared on Friday that she’s still in the hospital but doing better, after first letting fans know she was hospitalized on Wednesday
Sam was also hospitalized in 2018 and had written at the time, ‘This Sickness At some point Stopped Me from Singing When I Needed to Sing THE MOST!’
The singer has previously shared her struggles with mental health. In June, she wrote on social media that ‘Depression is real.’
‘I have been tired, but also I really been kicking this depression’s A**! And that’s the thing about me. GOD HAS Me. No Weapon formed against me shall prosper in Jesus name. I’m so grateful to be a child of God. Knowing that no matter what, God will work it out, THAT KEEPS ME. #thankyouLord.’
The star won American Idol back in 2020. The season was virtual during the middle of the pandemic, and all of Sam’s live performances on the show were done from her hotel room in Los Angeles.
Prior struggles: Sam has not explained why she’s in the hospital. She was also hospitalized in 2018 and has previously shared her struggles with mental health issues
Before her TV fame, Sam was a subway singer in New York City. She has reportedly since gone back to singing in the subway after revealing that she ‘ended up broke’ after paying off her record label.
Sam signed a record deal with Hollywood Records after winning the show, but she left the label without ever releasing an album.
‘I am making music. I just cannot afford to release music, because mixing and mastering music costs a lot of money. And I invested in myself and ended up broke. That’s the truth,’ she said on Instagram in January.
‘It’s just hard because I’m coming out of pocket and I have bills to pay. And American Idol is not going to pay my bills. Lionel Richie’s not going to pay my bills. Katy Perry’s not going to pay my bills. Luke Bryan is not going to pay my bills. I have to pay my rent. I have to make sure that I’m eating every day, which is hard to do.’
Her career: Before winning the singing competition in 2020, Sam was a subway singer in NY. She has reportedly since gone back, after revealing that she ‘ended up broke’ after paying off her record label