Ailing McPhee Misses First Leg of Idol Tour

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We feel sorry for residents of Manchester, NH. While they'll have a chance to enjoy Taylor Hicks and other American Idol phenoms, Katharine McPhee has been diagnosed as being too sick to perform during this leg of the tour.

McPhee's doctor ordered "complete voice rest," prompting the following statement from this almost Idol to her fans:

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I need to follow my doctor's orders to recuperate and reunite with the rest of the idols.

As American Idol finalists finish up work on new songs and albums, check the tour schedule to see when they'll be coming to your home town!


American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]