This week, Keith Urban had the honor of opening his own exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame, aptly titled “Keith Urban So Far…” However, the event was a bittersweet one for the singer, who, according to The Tennessean, revealed that his father, Robert Urban, was recently placed in hospice care.
“He’s probably only got a few weeks, if that,” Urban said. “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.”
Robert Urban was instrumental in the early days of Keith’s career, sewing early stage clothes and instilling a deep love of country music in his son.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Keith, his father, Robert, and their entire family during this difficult time.