Matt Farmer

American Idol contestant Matt Farmer lied about military injury, issues statement/apology

Matthew Farmer touched the hearts American Idol viewers earlier this week during the Long Beach, California auditions with his emotional story about how he overcame a devastating war injury he suffered while stationed in Iraq. However, according to a new report containing quotes from several soldiers he had served with, the whole thing is one big lie. Matt has since issued a rather lengthy statement in which he cops to lying and apologizes for his actions.