Army Vet Lies About Heroism To Gain Votes On ‘American Idol’
Matthew Farmer says he’s sorry.
In a rambling statement to the website Guardianofvalor.com, Farmer apologized for claiming he had suffered a traumatic brain injury after being injured in an IED explosion in Iraq.
“It was ALL lies,” Farmer wrote. “I in fact HAVE lied since a younger age and had a problem with it. I am coming out and making a statement (even though I was instructed not to) because I DO want to come clean…
Many soldiers who had served with Farmer had written to StolenValor.com saying his IED story was a fabrication, and that he had not been injured in combat, but from a mix of acne medication and alcohol, which is forbidden.