Katharine McPhee and David Foster’s ‘horrible family tragedy’ revealed
The details surrounding a tragic event that has affected Katharine McPhee and David Foster’s family have been revealed. According to TMZ, their young son’s nanny passed away unexpectedly, leading to McPhee’s decision to cancel their joint tour in Asia and return to the United States. Sources have informed TMZ that McPhee is currently en route to California. It is uncertain whether their 2-year-old toddler, Rennie, was with them on tour at the time of the nanny’s alleged death. On Friday, McPhee alarmed her followers on Instagram when she announced her rush to return home during the middle of their “David Foster and Friends” tour. In a statement, the 39-year-old singer-songwriter wrote, “Dearest Jakarta fans, it is with a heavy heart that I announce I must miss the final two shows of our Asia run.” The news comes after McPhee withdrew from their Asia tour to quickly return home. McPhee shared the news on Instagram, stating, “David and I have experienced a terrible tragedy in our family, and at least one of us needs to return home to be with our family.” She then apologized to concert attendees, expressing her deep regret and her desire to perform for them another time. “Love Katharine,” she concluded. The “Smash” star also posted the same message on her Instagram Story. McPhee and Foster have a 2-year-old son named Rennie. Although McPhee did not disclose the nature of the tragedy, celebrities, including Foster’s ex-wife Linda Thompson, sent their well-wishes in the comments section. “Sending you and David love, and hoping that everything is OK,” wrote the 73-year-old actress. While McPhee left Asia, Foster was still scheduled to perform the final two shows of their tour. The couple, who often perform together, have been married since 2019 and welcomed their son Rennie two years later. Foster is also the father of five daughters from previous relationships. The couple has expressed their interest in expanding their family, with McPhee stating on the “Jennifer Hudson Show” in January that she would love to have another child but is not in a rush to conceive.
The circumstances surrounding Katharine McPhee and David Foster’s “horrible family tragedy” have been revealed.
According to TMZ, their young son’s nanny died unexpectedly, prompting the “American Idol” alum to pull out of their joint tour in Asia and fly back to the US.
Sources tell the outlet McPhee is currently en route home to California.
It is unclear whether the pair’s 2-year-old toddler, Rennie, was on tour with them at the time of the nanny’s alleged passing.
McPhee concerned her Instagram followers on Friday when she revealed she was rushing home in the middle of the couple’s “David Foster and Friends” tour.
“Dearest Jakarta fans, it’s with heavy heart I announce I have to miss our final two shows of our Asia run,” the 39-year-old songstress wrote in a statement.
“David and I have had a horrible tragedy in our family and at least one of us need to get back home to our family,” she continued before issuing an apology to concertgoers.
“Please know how sorry I am and how much I wish to return one day and perform for you all,” McPhee concluded. “Love Katharine.”
The “Smash” star shared the same message to her Instagram Story at the time.
While McPhee did not speak to the nature of the tragedy at the time, celebs sent well-wishes in the comments section, including Foster’s ex-wife Linda Thompson.
“Sending you and David love, & hoping that everything is OK🙏🏻💜,” the actress, 73, wrote.
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As the McPhee departed Asia, Foster, 73, was still set to take the stage for the final two shows on their tour.
The pair, who often perform together, have been married since 2019. They welcomed Rennie two years later.
Foster is also the father of daughters Allison, 52, Amy, 49, Sara, 41, Erin, 40, and Jordan, 36, from previous relationships.
He and McPhee are interested in expanding their family, with the “Country Comfort” star telling “Jennifer Hudson Show” viewers in January that while she “would love” to welcome baby No. 2, she is not in “any rush” to conceive.
“We’ll see,” she said at the time. “I hope so because I love being a mom. I really love it.”