Meet Katherine Jenkins: Why the 'Dancing With the Stars' hopeful missed 'Good Morning America'
Ultimately, she didn't go to Afghanistan after all.
"I would have loved to have been at the announcement but as a supporter of military men and women around the world, it was very important to me that I keep my word and be in Afghanistan to entertain the troops," she said in a statement. "However, due to technical problems with the plane, I was unable to make it there this time ... but this will not stop me from going again in the future! Via the Internet, I have learnt about the other contestants and my dance partner and I am thrilled. I cannot wait to take part in a program I have long admired."
Katherine, who is partnered with Mark Ballas for the show, has released seven studio albums, six of which have hit No. 1 in the classical charts.