Dear Mr. Johnny,
I wish to apologize for not being able to attend your company’s New Year Eve’s Dinner even though I had said I would come.
Last 31 December, I suddenly received a telephone call at noon from my aunt saying that my uncle had met with an accident and was seriously injured. So I had to rush up to Los Angeles to see what I could do. I am like a son to them as they are childless. The following few days saw me rushing back and forth between the hospital and my aunt’s house doing what I could for them. I am glad to say that my uncle is out of danger now, but he has to stay in hospital for at least 3 months for his broken bones to mend.
Anyhow I hope you all had a successful dinner. Perhaps I can attend the next one. Thank you.