Katharine McPhee leaves tour as new information about ‘horrible family tragedy’ revealed



Katharine McPhee, who was to perform with her husband, David Foster, for his David Foster & Friends Asia Tour 2023 will miss the final two shows.

With an Instagram post, she informed her fans of her decision and the reason behind it. “It’s with heavy heart I announce I have to miss our final 2 shows of our Asia run. David and I have had a horrible tragedy in our family and at least one of us needs to get back home to our family. Please know how sorry I am and how much I wish to return one day and perform for you all,” she posted.

As reported by TMZ, it is the family’s nanny that passed away. McPhee and Foster share a young son together and they considered his nanny a part of their family. The magazine added that the circumstances surrounding the tragic passing of the woman have not yet been revealed.

The David Foster & Friends Asia Tour 2023 started on August 5, and the group, consisting of Foster, McPhee, Peabo Bryson, Michael Bolton, Loren Allred, and Raisa already performed at the Royal Paragon Hall in Bangkok, Thailand before they moved on to the Mega Star Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on August 7. On August 8, the group took the stage at The Star Performing Arts Centre in Singapore, Singapore. 

McPhee missed the shows scheduled for 11th and 12th August that were to take place at the Sentul International Convention Centre in Jakarta, Indonesia.

McPhee and her husband will perform again together for a show scheduled for November 1 at the Andiamo Celebrity Showroom in Warren, Michigan, which means would wait some two months to watch them taking the stage alongside one another.

2024 will again be filled with pre-scheduled shows from February 13 to March 3. They are st to perform in Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, Washington D.C., Alabama, and Georgia. 

Regarding the loss of their nanny, the couple,who are much-loved celebrities and have plenty of fans, received a number of messages of support on their social media. Among those who sent prayers and condolences was Foster’s ex-wife Linda Thompson.

“Sending you and David love, & hoping that everything is OK,” Thompson said. Foster and Thompson were married between 1991 and 2005, and according to the memoir she published in 2016 the reason they split was his jealousy. Following their divorce, the two remained close friends.

Among those who showed their support were Nicole Scherzinger, who commented, “Sending my love and prayers for your family,” and Amanda Sloots, who wrote, “Sending you loads of love. I’m thinking of you guys.”

We are so very sorry for the loss of the family’s nanny.

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