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Idol contestant caught lying about military past

(WFLX) - American Idol contestant Matt Farmer told producers he was hit with an IED while serving in Iraq causing brain damage and sterility.

After the Oklahoma native's audition aired, fellow soldiers who toured with Farmer shared a different account of what actually happened.

Farmer later confirmed he lied -- making a formal apology to his fellow soldiers.

Farmer is no longer a contestant on the show.

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