"American Idol" runner-up David Archuleta says he will take a break from his singing career to serve a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Associated Press reports.
A video of the concert on Archuleta's website shows him crying as he tells the crowd about his plans.
Church spokesman Eric Hawkins confirmed Archuleta's mission Tuesday, but declined to say where the singer will serve.
More than 52,000 church members currently are serving full-time missions worldwide.
Most are men between the ages of 19 and 21.
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