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Calls in Sick, Katharine McPhee Skips "Idol" Tour

July 7, 2006 (3:26 am) GMT
"Severe bronchitis and laryngitis" forced Katharine McPhee to skip the opening nights of the American Idols Live! tour.
Katharine McPhee

Calls in sick, American Idol runner up skip the opening nights of the "American Idols Live!" took place Wednesday July 5th in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Promoters released word on McPhee absence from the gig just hours before the start of the sold-out show, citing the singer suffers from "severe bronchitis and laryngitis" because of which her doctor prescribed "total voice rest."

"I am disappointed and I am sorry to disappoint my fans who will be attending the start of the American Idols Live tour," McPhee said in a written statement. However, she said, "I need to follow my doctor's orders to recuperate and reunite with the rest of the Idols."

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