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‘AGT’ Winner Michael Grimm Is in Recovery Following Health Scare

Michael Grimm wins America's Got Talent Season 5Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank

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America’s Got Talent Season 5 winner Michael Grimm is now in recovery after being rushed to the ICU in May. His wife Lucie Grimm posted a video to his Instagram explaining that the singer is able to speak but “doesn’t have a singing voice yet.”

AGT Winner Michael Grimm in Recovery, Speech Therapy

According to Billboard, Grimm was rushed to the hospital around Memorial Day weekend due to a mysterious health issue that was causing body tremors and difficulty speaking. He was put on a ventilator for several weeks and heavily medicated to prevent a stroke or flatlining.

Lucie Grimm took to Instagram a few days ago to update fans on her husband’s health. She shared that Grimm has moved to a recovery facility and is undergoing physical therapy and speech therapy. She also said that his “mind and body has disconnected, so we’re working on reconnecting that.”

“I’m thrilled to say that his speaking voice is completely back, and he is in full speaking voice,” she went on to share. “So the speech therapy portion of it has been very successful.”

She added that Grimm “doesn’t have a singing voice yet,” but he’s “not stressed over it.” He believes “that with proper vocal exercises and retraining he will get back on track.” Grimm has also “gotten his mobility back,” and is walking on his own without a walker or cane.


How Can Grimm’s Fans Help Out?

Lucie Grimm shared that the family’s medical bills have already added up to over $200,000. On Sunday, a benefit concert was held in Las Vegas to help cover the costs. The Instagram update includes a few other ways fans can help.

Fans can donate to Grimm’s recovery fund on PayPal or through Venmo (more information on Instagram). You can also buy Grimm’s music on any platform and send him letters or cards to show your support. Check out the Instagram post for an address.

The comments on the update video are full of supportive comments from fans wishing Grimm a speedy recovery.

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