Veteran music star Barry Manilow has pulled out of an appearance on a US TV talk show because he disagrees with the host's political views.
Manilow says he'll be appearing on other talk shows
Manilow requested not to be interviewed by former reality show star Elisabeth Hasselbeck - known for her conservative views on abortion and the Iraq war.
The singer, a fundraiser for the Democrat party, said on his website: "I cannot compromise my beliefs."
He was set to promote his new album, The Greatest Songs of the Seventies.
"I wanted to let you know that I will no longer be on The View tomorrow as scheduled," the star wrote.
"I had made a request that I be interviewed by Joy [Behar], Barbara [Walters] or Whoopi [Goldberg] but not Elisabeth Hasselbeck.
"Unfortunately, the show was not willing to accommodate this simple request, so I bowed out," he continued.
It has been reported that the 64-year-old singer has donated money to the presidential campaigns of Democrats Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Joseph Biden and John Edwards, as well as Ron Paul, a maverick Texas Republican.
Manilow, who has appeared on The View twice in the past year with Hasselbeck present, said: "It's really too bad, because I've always been a big supporter of the show, but I cannot compromise my beliefs.
"The good news is I will be on a whole slew of other shows promoting the new album, so I hope you can catch me on those."