Kate Ward
March 02, 2010 AT 10:05 PM EST

Former American Idol contestant Elliott Yamin told Fox that he’s fearing for his health, as he’s running out of medical supplies to treat his Type 1 diabetes while he’s stuck in the earthquake-ravaged Chile. “I only packed enough insulin supplies for my pump to last a couple more days, so I’m starting to worry,” he told Fox. “I don’t know how long we’re going to be here. This country isn’t very keen on insulin pumps; supplies for my pump are running low. Hospitals here are very crowded, and as you can imagine, they are dealing with bigger things.” Yamin was in Chile to perform at a musical festival 90 miles outside Santiago. (It’s since been relocated to Santiago.)

He might be worried for his health, but Yamin seems to be more optimistic on his Twitter account. Though he had tweeted a disconcerting message a few hours ago — “i think im starting to have post traumatic stress, as i reflect on where ive been over the last 2 weeks, and what ive been thru..altho im safe, alive,and well,still experiencing aftershox,and will b restless until i touch down on american soil” — his tweets have since brightened: “Wow, this is actually a very beautiful city!”

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