adam lambert tour getty 'American Idol': Adam Lambert not asked to perform for finale, on vocal restApparently Adam Lambert was missing from the Simon Cowell tribute during the “American Idol” Season 9 finale because he was not asked to perform and is resting up for his upcoming Glam Nation tour.

PopEater was reporting Wednesday, May 26 that Lambert’s absence was due to him skipping rehearsals, leaving production wondering if he was planning something less than family-friendly. But Adam took to Twitter to clear it all up.  He tweets:

  • Would have loved 2 have been at the Idol Finale to
    wish Simon farewell and support the finalists, but this tour for my
    fans is my priority.
  • HAHA. I have now just been made aware of more
    gossip and rumormill: First of all, i was never asked to appear on the
    finale in any capacity.
  • 2nd: I DID come down w a throat bug most likely
    caught on my flight back from this past weekends’ concert in Boston.
  • All i ever heard was:”you’ve not been asked to
    perform on finale.Would you like to sit in the audience?” Me:sorry-Too
    much work to do today.

Idol Tracker is also reporting that Glambert’s rep says he is indeed on vocal rest. It still seems a bit weird that he wasn’t “asked to appear on the finale in any capacity.” Does that include the Simon tribute or not?

Either way, this clears up the Glambert mystery as to why he was not in attendance. And if you wondering about David Cook, the only winner to be absent, he was at a charity event in Kansas City that he didn’t want to cancel.

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