LeAnn Rimes to miss 'Nashville Star' episode due to illness
UPI News Service, 04/11/2005
Nashville Star host LeAnn Rimes has been diagnosed with viral bronchitis, forcing her to take a sick leave from the USA Network show.
Executive producer H.T. Owens said Rimes will not be hosting Tuesday night's episode on the cable network, the Nashville Tennessean reported Monday.
"We are very concerned about LeAnn because she is the heart and soul of the show this year," Owens said. "She treats the contestants like brothers and sisters and is devastated that she can't be a part of this week's show. However she will be back to crown this year's Nashville Star. We wish her a speedy recovery."