Idol Finalist Elliott Yamin Stuck in Chile With Little Diabetic Supplies

The singer says he needs to get out of earthquake-stricken Chile before he slips into a diabetic coma.

Idol Finalist Elliott Yamin Stuck in Chile with Little Diabetic Supplies

The singer says he needs to get out of earthquake-stricken Chile before he slips into a diabetic coma.

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Elliott Yamin

Talk about being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Elliott Yamin from season five of American Idol was in Chile on Saturday going to play at a festival outside of Santiago when the 8.8 earthquake struck. He and everyone else he was with managed to walk away unscathed, but now Yamin faces another terror.

Yamin is a Type 1 diabetic, and he only has enough insulin to last him for a few more days. If he runs out, he could go into a diabetic coma. Obviously, the Idol finalist has been trying to leave Chile since Saturday, but airports are closed and he is getting no response from the U.S. Embassy.

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“I don’t know how long we’re going to be here,” Yamin told Pop Tarts yesterday from Santiago. “This country isn’t very keen on insulin pumps; supplies for my pump are running low. Hospitals here are very crowded, and as you can imagine, they are dealing with bigger things.”

“I’m starting to worry,” he says, ” But, I’m trying to be positive, I’m alive and well.” (Fox News)

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