David Archuleta updated fans on his official web site’s blog on Wednesday (July 8), talking about how he’s been sick for the last few days and viewing the Michael Jackson memorial on Tuesday. The ‘American Idol’ season seven runner-up writes:
While I slept for most of the day yesterday, I did plop myself in the back lounge of the bus to watch the Michael Jackson Memorial. I was really touched by all the performances and the things that were said by his friends that spoke. It was a really emotional memorial. It really got me when his daughter spoke at the end, and my thoughts and prayers go out to them! I hope we can all keep them in our prayers, and give them the space and respect they deserve and need right now. Their dad went through a lot, but he did his best to keep his kids away from all that craziness because he cared about them and knew what it did to people. But despite all the things that Michael dealt with and everyone looking down on him, now that he’s gone it’s amazing to see how everyone has remembered all the things he’s done in his life that have influenced so many people. The way he’s reached out to sooo many that were in need and in poverty, and then in the way he touched people with his music. All I can say is thanks to him, not only for how inspiring he was to me basically throughout my entire life lol, but for his contributions to music and to the world.
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