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American Idol contestant Matthew Farmer says his heartbreaking tale of military service was all lies

Matthew Farmer, a contestant on American Idol, claimed he suffered traumatic brain injury from an IED explosion in Iraq. Matt Farmer, 26, now says "It was all lies". Farmer served in the Army but was never injured in combat.

It was Matthew Farmer's heartbreaking tale of his service in Iraq as much as his vocal prowess that impressed the American Idol judges on Wednesday night.

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