July 28, 2006 12:20 AM by Joe Blackmon
Will Katharine McPhee ever show up for the American Idol Tour? Some fans are starting to wonder. After appearing on The View and performing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” all indications were that Katharine McPhee would be performing at the Thursday night American Idol Tour stop in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
In fact, many celebrity news sites were so confident that she would be back that they ran headlines touting her return. E! Online quoted Katharine McPhee denying the various rumors that have circulated about her absence from the tour. McPhee said that her absence was due to bronchitis and laryngitis and not due to making a movie, trying to distance herself from Idol, or to bulimia.
So did Katharine McPhee finally take the stage in Pittsburgh? Not according to fans who attended the concert and have been posting on the American Idol message boards. Some fans are reporting seeing signs that said Katharine McPhee would not be performing due to illness. Other fans are saying that there was no explanation offered as to why she wasn’t there.
However, according to reports on KatharineFans.com, Katharine can hardly be blamed for missing this latest tour stop. Apparently, Katharine McPhee was on her way to rejoin the tour when she encountered a problem that almost all of us have probably encountered in our lives. Katharine McPhee’s plane flight to Pittsburgh got delayed because of severe weather.