Keith Urban’s father passes away after battling cancer

7 Dec 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Country star Keith Urban mourns loss of father.

Urban said in a statement released late Sunday that his dad died Saturday after a “long battle” with cancer. “I’ve been deeply touched by the outpouring of love and support that Nic [Nicole Kidman] and I, and our family, have received since my Dad’s passing on Saturday night. News. “His long battle with cancer is now over and he is finally at peace.” He added, “My Dad’s love of country music and America set me on my life’s journey, and shaped so much of who I am today. Thank you to everyone who has kept us all in your thoughts and prayers.” “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,” Keith admitted to The Tennessean. “So (the exhibit) is bittersweet a little bit because (my dad) is the catalyst for all of this. Keith has experienced a mixed bag of emotions this week (ends04Dec15), as The Kiss a Girl singer also celebrated the opening of a Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum exhibit created in his honour.

Urban said that his father also gave him sartorial advice. “My dad particularly always thought it was important that I dressed like a performer,” he told The Tennessean. “A lot of these country music talent quests I did in Australia, they often had categories for best dressed male or best dressed female and I often won.

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