LATEST: Olivia Newton-John has axed scheduled appearances on US TV shows Good Morning America and The View because she doesn't want to talk about the disappearance of her boyfriend.

The Australian singer's partner Patrick McDermott went missing during an overnight fishing trip off California's San Pedro coastline between 30 June and 1 July (05).

The GREASE star issued a statement about the disappearance on Monday (22AUG05) after trying to keep the matter secret for almost two months.