America’s Got Talent 2012: Timothy Poe Blames Lies on Brain Damage

America’s Got Talent 2012 contestant Timothy Poe says brain damage is to blame for getting the facts wrong in his story about being wounded on duty in Afghanistan. According to Timothy Poe, he didn’t really lie about being wounded in combat, he simply can’t remember what is real and what isn’t.

Yeah, right.

During his audition on America’s Got Talent 2012, Timothy Poe claimed he had a stutter as a result of an injury suffered during combat while serving in Afghanistan. He also claimed that he only started singing as part of speech therapy to help him overcome his stutter.

Yet, when he walked off stage, America’s Got Talent host Nick Cannon noted that Timothy Poe’s stutter vanished. “I think we was so caught up in the moment, he forgot to stutter,” Cannon told reporters.

Shortly after the America’s Got Talent Timothy Poe audition aired, large holes started appearing in his story about being wounded in combat. According to military records, Timothy Poe served only one month in Afghanistan and was sent home due to an ear infection. Poe also reportedly played in a band for quite a few years when he was younger, putting the lie to his claim he never sang before he was injured.

To add major insult to non-existent injuries, the photo Timothy Poe submitted to America’s Got Talent and media sources showing himself as a soldier in Afghanistan was actually of someone else, Staff Sgt. Norman Bone. By the way, Staff Sgt. Bone is really not amused about having his photo used to perpetuate the whole Timothy Poe scam. I’d kind of like see what would happen if those two ended up alone together in a dark alley…

Now the America’s Got Talent 2012 contestant has issued a pseudo apology for the lies about his military service, which he claims were not intentional. In an interview with The New York Post, Timothy Poe admitted his story “may not have happened exactly like I said it did.”

Poe continues to claim a “blast” still went off near his head while he was in the military, leaving him with brain damage. Due to this, he says he really does “not remember a lot of things since the accident.” Poe, whom friends say is near suicidal over the whole media mess, says he wanted to “take the time to tell the American people how truly sorry I am that they had to endure the incomplete facts. I understand how they feel.”

“I really don’t know right now what’s reality and what’s not reality,” Poe said in an on-camera interview with a Dallas news program this past weekend. “I don’t feel like I’ve lied. That’s  what’s driving me crazy, because I truly thought things have happened to me….  I really am sorry.”

16 thoughts on “America’s Got Talent 2012: Timothy Poe Blames Lies on Brain Damage”

  1. He isn’t suicidal. He only wants people to think he is to get more sympathy. It makes me sick that this guy is still getting sympathy from gullible viewers. Some believe his story that he is confused about what the reality of what happened is or they think that he has other issues that caused him to lie. This guy knows exactly what he is doing and what he did. He lied to receive glory and take the financial rewards available from good hearted people. And he is continuing to lie to gain more sympathy so he can get away with it. He is using peoples unwillingness to believe someone would purposely lie and continue to lie even after being caught. He intentionally uses peoples trust in the ultimate goodness of human nature to continue his attempt to receive sympathy. He is a con man.

  2. I liked his singing. but I don’t like that his story made me cry. especially If it’s not true. I won’t be the one to Judge him. it’s Not my place to Judge him. If he is lying, shame on him. if he’s not, then people, please let up on him. anyway….that’s my feelings on this. I don’t condone lying, to gain an edge in this competition. but it’s not my place to Persecute him. so I won’t be doing that. but I won’t be voting for him to win now either.

  3. He wasn’t good, he played the sympathy card because he knows he’s a weak singer, he’s gone after his Vegas audition.

    Kind of funny here, i thought Andrew Deleon was faking the rejection story. I bet he saw a public image consultant.

  4. What a liar.and the lady staying with him must be mentally handicapped also.the guy found a way out of work lie about bogus injuries so he could get handouts. Total loser.

  5. He is lying.  He is a disgrace to his fellow soldiers, and his country.  He was hoping to play the sympathy card all the way to the top.  I was watching his girlfriend/wife, she was staying behind him and out of the lime light.  I think she was just as much a part of this as he was.  He should be ashamed of himself and yes he does need help at the VA Hospital.  Mental Health help and I hope he isnt allowed to return to the show!

  6. I noticed when he was crying he was not stuttering.Hes not telling the truth becuase he wants to win AGT.hes probally gonna get kicked off.After vegas I bet the judges are gonna spill the secret out to the crowd.
    >:(-im so furious with him

  7. When he was getting the judges reviews, he seemed to me to be too over-joyous, almost as if he did have some sort of brain issue. So maybe there’s something else going on. If so, I hope he receives help. Either way, he will not be receiving any votes from me and I think he should be off the show. 

  8. I think he has an amazing voice. Lies or no lies, i just look at the talent. Look at Michael Jackson and so many others, and I loved Michael. I was such a big fan of his, and didn’t care what he did in his private life. Look beyond everyones story, and just focus on there talent, and I think that Tim is talented. 

  9. His story made me cried, and was a lied ..  This man sing good, a know why he LIED !!

  10. Yes he is. And after all that has been done. I finally see the truth what Tim is. I was not part of his lies and I was very hurt. Tim has a good side of him but chooses to lie his I ife away. He has lost everything important and I believe he knew what he was doing the whole time. Although Tim told me over and over again that he can’t remember and to this day still says that. But it is funny because when Tim wants to know about something he always remember a the details. Well now he can remember this… YOUR LIES CAN WATCH ME WALK AWAY!!!!! HONESTLY WAS ALL THAT NEEDED FOR US TO HEAL……

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