It was supposed to be a wonderful day – a day that someone who has worked hard during his or her entire career can look back at the past and bask in the promise of the future.
But on this day, country superstar Keith Urban was emotionally torn.
“He’s probably only got a few weeks, if that,” Urban told The Tennessean of his ailing father Robert Urban, who recently entered hospice. “I’ve just been dealing with that the last couple of days. This has all come at a very strange time where it’s typical of a career that has extreme highs and extreme lows all often at the exact same time. So [the exhibit] is bittersweet a little bit because [my dad] is the catalyst for all of this. My dad is the catalyst for me living in America.”
Urban revealed the devastating family news at the opening of the Country Music Hall of Fame exhibit “Keith Urban So Far…”, which serves as his first exhibit at the museum. And while the same Tennessean article noted that Urban stood alongside wife Nicole Kidman “occasionally cracking jokes and issuing heartfelt thank-yous,” we can’t imagine the pain he must be in right now.
We send our heartfelt prayers to Urban at this difficult time.