Country star Tim Mcgraw has pulled out of a planned performance as part of a tsunami telethon because his schedule won't permit him to attend.

The singer was billed to join Sheryl Crow and Christina Aguilera at the live benefit show on 15 January (05) but has been forced to quit the show.

He insists he should never have been included in the line-up in the first place.

A spokesman says, "One of the telethon's producers told media in New York that the show would feature McGraw, Christina Aguilera, Sheryl Crow and others. However, a scheduling conflict will prevent McGraw from attending the event."

06/01/2005 21:36