Keith Urban to undergo throat surgery

Country music star Keith Urban will undergo throat surgery after a growth was discovered on his vocal cords.

He has been forced to postpone several scheduled performance as he recovers.

The out-patient procedure will take place later this month, his spokesman said. Part of the recovery process requires the singer to be on complete vocal rest while recuperating.

The New Zealand born singer, who is married to actress Nicole Kidman, will be honoring one-song performance commitments until his surgery, and will reschedule all other performances in the new year.

He postponed his All For The Hall concert to benefit the Country Music Hall of Fame, scheduled for January.

He is also nominated for the entertainer and male vocalist awards at the Academy of Country Music Awards later this month.

It remains to be seen whether he will be well enough to attend.

A statement on Keith’s website reads: ‘The surgery, an out-patient procedure, while minor, will require complete voice rest followed by an undetermined period of recuperation that will require the postponement of the ‘All For The Hall’ benefit concert.

‘Although Urban has had to substantially scale back his appearances requiring multiple songs, he will be honoring his pre-existing one-song performance commitments leading up to his procedure at the end of this month.

‘All other appearances will be rescheduled in the new year.’

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