Minnesota singer under fire for stories he told on reality show

Singer and Minnesotan Timothy Poe has been in the spotlight this week -- but not for his voice and guitar-strumming. The country crooner on the TV show "America's Got Talent" claimed that he was injured while serving in the military in Afghanistan, but those claims have been called into question. That's not all he lied about, his ex-wife says.
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Singer and Minnesotan Timothy Poe had a bad week. His claims on the TV show "America's Got Talent" that he was injured while serving in the military in Afghanistan were called into question, with some veterans furious that he apparently embellished his story.

He told another fictional tale, his ex-wife says in this Associated Press story. She says he made up a story related to his stutter.

Poe also gave the show a picture of another soldier, Reuters says. Poe claims it was a mistake he made in haste.

Sources tell Fox News that Poe is going to be eliminated from the reality show.

Show producers are trying to figure out how to edit Poe out, celebrity scoop site TMZ reports.

Here's a clip from the NBC show, from The Hollywood Gossip.

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