Katharine McPhee skips Asian shows over ‘terrible tragedy’

Katharine McPhee Foster has said goodbye to the Asian leg of her tour because of a “horrible tragedy” in her family.

The American Idol alum, who toured Asia with husband David Foster last week, informed fans in Indonesia that she would miss her final two shows on Friday and Saturday at the Sentul International Convention Center in Jakarta.

“David and I have experienced a terrible tragedy in our family and at least one of us needs to go home to our family,” the “Terrified” singer said in a statement Instagram and you website. “Please know how sorry I am and how much I wish to come back and perform for you all one day.”

The specific nature of the emergency was not disclosed.

In a joint statement released on the singer’s website, a rep for the duo said that “a loss in the family” sent McPhee Foster “urgently” back to Los Angeles to be with her family. The couple, who married in June 2019, have a two-year-old son, Rennie David, but it’s unclear if he accompanied her on tour. (The award-winning “I Have Nothing” composer also has six adult daughters from previous relationships.)

In the meantime, at least part of the show will go on.

“Mr. Foster is making the necessary adjustments to the music program and we can assure everyone, our audience and our sponsors, that they will be treated to an equally spectacular performance,” the statement said. “We seek everyone’s kindness and understanding at this difficult time.”

The “Smash” and “Scorpion” star performed in Asia last week. She and her 16-time Grammy winner billed the show as “An Intimate Evening with David Foster and Katharine McPhee”.

After the Jakarta shows, the “Over It” singer and three-time Oscar nominee was scheduled to take a three-month break from touring. Plans are to resume their US performances with two shows in Warren, Michigan in early November.

Emma Bowman

Emma Bowman is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma Bowman joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing emma@ustimespost.com.

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