Tim Poe, the “America’s Got Talent” contestant under fire for lying about his military injuries apologized over the weekend, saying he didn’t realize he was lying. “It’s the truth that I truly think is real, and that’s a horrible thing because I don’t know,” Sgt. Timothy Poe told ABC affiliate WFAA-TV in Dallas before he broke down in tears. Last week, Poe won the audience’s and judges’ hearts when he told them a story about a brain injury he received in the line of duty in Afghanistan. “My career was ended in 2009,” he said. “I had got hit by a grenade in Afghanistan, and it broke my back and gave me a brain injury, and so that’s why I stutter a little bit”, a claim refuted by his recently divorced wife who split from him in April, and fellow veterans who served with him in the month he was in Afghanistan who angrily declared nothing like that ever happened, plus the photo he submitted of himself in military battle garb was that of another soldier!
| June 10, 2012 at 11:36 p.m.