Katharine McPhee has some unfortunate news to share with her Jakarta fans. Less than 24 hours before she was scheduled to take center stage with her husband, David Foster, for his David Foster & Friends Asia Tour 2023, McPhee took to Instagram to share that she won’t be able to perform the final two shows.
“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 wrote on Instagram.
McPhee and Foster – along with Peabo Bryson, Michael Bolton, Loren Allred, and Raisa – were all scheduled to perform on Friday (August 11) and Saturday (August 12) at the Sentul International Convention Centre in Jakarta, Indonesia. Unfortunately, they’ll have to proceed without McPhee.
Now as TMZ is reporting, details of the terrible tragedy have been revealed. As TMZ reports, their nanny has passed away.
McPhee and Foster, who share a young son together, reportedly viewed their son’s nanny as a family member. However, the circumstances surrounding her passing remain unclear. Truly devastating.
The David Foster & Friends Asia Tour 2023 kicked off on August 5 at the Royal Paragon Hall in Bangkok, Thailand before moving on to the Mega Star Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on August 7. Their most recent performance was on August 8 at The Star Performing Arts Centre in Singapore, Singapore.
For those who wish to see Katharine McPhee perform, you’ll have to wait a few months as the couple are set to take a three-month hiatus from performing following their show in Jakarta on August 12. The couple will return to center stage on November 1 at the Andiamo Celebrity Showroom in Warren, Michigan.
Don’t worry, they have plenty of performances lined up in 2024 with their popular ‘An Intimate Evening With David Foster & Katharine McPhee. They have 14 shows scheduled between February 13 and March 3 in Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, Washington D.C., Alabama, and Georgia.
It’s unfortunate for Jakarta fans who were looking forward to seeing Katharine McPhee on Friday and Saturday, but we can all agree that family comes first and when tragedy knocks on our door, plans are subject to change. That appears to be the case with this scenario and we hope everything is okay.
Katharine McPhee Receives Support From Friends
Katharine McPhee and David Foster are one of the most beloved couples in all of Hollywood, so it came as no surprise that the former was met with an overwhelming amount of love and support in the comment section of her recent Instagram post – even Foster’s ex-wife, Linda Thompson, sent her well wishes.
“Sending you and David love, & hoping that everything is OK,” Thompson said. Foster and Thompson were married between 1991 and 2005. In a 2016 memoir, she credited his jealousy and constant need to be catered to as reasons for the divorce. As you can see, they’ve remained cordial over the years.
Others to comment under Katharine’s Instagram post were Nicole Scherzinger, who commented, “Sending my love and prayers for your family,” and Amanda Sloots, who commented, “Sending you loads of love. I’m thinking of you guys.” Of course, there were also a lot of fans who expressed their support.
Katharine McPhee and David Foster became engaged in June 2018 following his divorce from Yolanda Hadid. The couple wed one year later in June 2019 – making Katharine his fifth wife. The couple gave birth to their first son (his sixth child total) in February 2021 and he’s already taking after his parents.
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