American Idol runner up Bo Bice will reportedly be out of commission for about six months following emergency surgery for a blockage in his intestines.
The rocker has missed several performances for the "American Idols Live" tour since his surgery on Friday, August 19. The sudden illness was very serious and word is coming out that Bo was close to death. According to MTV, a specialist was flown to Las Vegas' Desert Springs Hospital to perform the operation. Sounds like he's out of danger now, but it will take a long time to fully recover.
Bo's new-found fame has been plagued by bad karma this summer -- he's been performing in a cast since he broke his foot July 31 after switching from his trademark boots to sneakers, then at a show on August 13, he came down with food poisoning. Then four days later his wife and his half brother were hospitalized after an accident where their car slid under a tractor-trailer. Bummer. Best wishes to Bo for a speedy recovery.