“Katharine McPhee and David Foster Face Horrible Family Tragedy”

Katharine McPhee has announced that she and her husband, David Foster, have experienced a “horrible” family tragedy. As a result, she will not be performing at her husband’s shows in Jakarta and will be returning home. The couple’s followers have expressed their support and well-wishes. Katharine and David got engaged in 2018 and married in 2019. They recently welcomed their first child together, son Rennie. David also has five daughters from previous relationships. Jenni McKnight reported

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Following the disclosure of a devastating family tragedy, Katharine McPhee has received an overwhelming outpouring of support. In a heartfelt statement posted on Friday, the 39-year-old singer expressed her regret for not being able to perform at her husband David Foster’s shows in Jakarta, Indonesia, as she needs to return home to be with their family.

WATCH: Katharine McPhee performs duet with her husband David Foster

On Instagram, she wrote, “Dearest Jakarta fans, it is with great sadness that I announce my absence from the final two shows of our Asia tour. David and I have experienced a terrible tragedy in our family, and it is necessary for at least one of us to return home.” She added, “Please accept my sincere apologies, and I hope to have the opportunity to perform for you all in the future. With love, Katharine.” While the specific details of the tragedy were not disclosed by Katharine or David, their followers wasted no time in expressing their support for the couple.

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Katharine has flown home to be with their family

Nicole Scherzinger was among the first to comment, offering her love and prayers to Katharine’s family. One fan expressed sympathy, emphasizing the importance of prioritizing family. Another well-wisher hoped for a speedy recovery for Katharine’s family, putting family first. Yet another follower conveyed their deepest apologies and sent abundant love in light of the tragic news.

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Katharine McPhee often performs with her husband, David Foster

Currently in the midst of the “Hitman David Foster and Friends” tour, Katharine and David, accompanied by renowned musicians such as Peabo Bryson and Michael Bolton, are delivering unforgettable performances of David’s greatest hits.

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p id=”e6yA6V2h0ch” data-wc=”77″>Katharine and David’s love story began in 2006 when they first crossed paths during the fifth season of American Idol. David, who served as a mentor, and Katharine, a runner-up on the show, got engaged in July 2018 while vacationing in Italy. Reflecting on the proposal, Katharine shared, “He proposed on top of a dark mountain in Anacapri, surrounded by stars. Thankfully, he didn’t make me choose between saying yes or falling off the cliff. He spared me that.” The couple tied the knot in London.