American Idol runner-up KATHARINE MCPHEE has been forced to miss the first two performances on the 51-city AMERICAN IDOLS TOUR, after developing severe bronchitis and laryngitis. MCPhee's doctor SEAN NASSARI has ordered the 22-year-old to be on "total voice rest". In a statement, MCPhee says, "I'm disappointed and I am sorry to disappoint fans. "I need to follow my doctor's orders to recuperate and reunite with the rest of the Idols." The tour kicked off yesterday (05JUL06) in Manchester, New Hampshire. MCPhee, who hails from Sherman Oaks, California, was runner up on the TV show to TAYLOR HICKS.