"American Idol" stars Casey Abrams, a jazz, blues and rock musician, and singer-songwriter Paul McDonald met with seriously ill children staying at Ronald McDonald House on July 13.
Abrams finished sixth and McDonald finished eighth in the latest season of the popular show. Sporting tie-dyed Ronald McDonald House T-shirts, Abrams and McDonald played "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" on the piano with the children, performed a little impromptu karaoke, hula hooped and signed autographs. The two stopped by while on the "American Idol" tour.
Abrams, 20, is no stranger to chronic illness requiring hospitalization. He suffers from ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory disease of the colon, and occasionally requires blood transfusions, he has revealed in news reports. He was hospitalized while on "American Idol."