01/18/2011 12:44 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

UPDATE: 'American Idol' Contestant Alex Lambert NOT Homeless

UPDATE II: A rep from Lambert's record company, XIX Entertainment, issued a statement clarifying Lambert's remarks (via The Hollywood Reporter): "Alex is not homeless. He's been crashing on friends' couches while looking for an apartment, but he's getting a retainer and working on [new music] demos."

UPDATE: Lambert sent out a number of tweets on Tuesday to reassure people that he wasn't in such dire straits.

O my goodness yall! I have been crashin behind buidings and sleepin outside but I dont want nobody to feel sorry for me! I'm a grown ass man...
I've had so much help out here in LA! I just want oto do things on my own! I have places to stay I just don't want to be a burden on anyone!...
I have money! And soon I will have a place to stay! I just wanted to let yall know! I'm not some rich spoiled kid! That I've had to hustle and grind and I don't mind sleepin on the street as long as I get my chance! Because I will not take it for granted! I hope yall understand...
Sorry for the miscommunication;) I'm just fine! MAHALO!


This is not the 'American Idol' dream.

Season nine finalist Alex Lambert, just 20-years old and starring in Simon Fuller's post-Idol web show 'If I Can Dream,' is now homeless, living on the streets of Los Angeles.

Lambert has been tweeting his dilemma, sending out a series of messages about both his despair and hope.

"Ever since IICD ended I've been kinda homless! Sleepin on the street and behind buildings.I have a choice to stay and persue my career or go back to texas and not do music! I'm usually a strong person but I can't take it anymore," he tweeted on Tuesday.

He continued:

I've been goin to coffee shops and other stores so I can tweet to my snaf! Because to be honest! You guys are all I really have!

I'm a poor boy yall! Never had nothin in my life. please be greatful for everything you have. Because there's people out there with nothing!

There's no way i'll ever stop making music as long as i live.. I didn't mean it like that! I just want yall to know the truth!

Here's Lambert's official fansite. It talks of photo shoots and upcoming projects. He also appeared in November on the VH1 show 'Don't Forget the Lyrics,' and has performed in various fundraisers.

Watch Lambert sing his song, 'Dream With My Eyes Open.'