July 28, 2006 04:50:24 GMT
Katharine McPhee sang "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" on "The View" on Thursday July 27th.
American Idol runner up Katharine McPhee marks her comeback to the scene by singing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" on "The View" on Thursday July 27th besides co-hosted the daytime talk show.
Make use the occasion wisely, McPhee publicly set the record straight on her being absent from American Idols Live! tour. Denied rumors that she missed the first few weeks of the gig because she was again struggling with bulimia, the star insists she was sidelined because of bronchitis and laryngitis, saying "I didn't really disappear. I was just following doctor's orders. He told me, 'You're not allowed to talk for three weeks. People thought the bulimia was the reason I was set back, but it's just not true. I just got sick and I was overworked."
Further she added, "People speculated that I was making a movie, and that I was better than American Idol. I am so grateful for what American Idol did for me. And I miss those people on the tour."
McPhee was to join the other Idols on their tour stop in Pittsburgh, then they'll meet President Bush at the White House on Friday July 28th.