American Idol

Jermaine Jones disqualified from 'American Idol'

March 13, 2012 at 10:33 PM ET

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AMERICAN IDOL: Jermaine Jones. CR: Nino Munoz / FOX

Jermaine Jones has been disqualified from further participation on "American Idol" after it was discovered that he concealed "multiple crimes," THR's Idol Worship has learned.

Jones announced his departure on Twitter, tweeting, "Awww I will no longer b on the show."

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Jones was charged with two crimes in 2011, one involving violence, according to TMZ. In both arrests, Jones gave a fake name to police. He additionally did not reveal to producers that he has outstanding warrants.

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Jones departure will pan out in dramatic fashion on Wednesday night's broadcast.

Fox had no comment.

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