Country music singer Keith Urban made a tragic announcement on Saturday when he revealed that his father Robert Urban had died after a long battle with cancer.
After revealing the news on Facebook, Urban issued the following statement about his father:
“I’ve been deeply touched by the outpouring of love and support that [Nicole Kidman] and I, and our family, have received since my Dad’s passing on Saturday night. His long battle with cancer is now over and he is finally at peace.”
“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.”
According to IJ Review, Urban recently talked about his dad during a trip to the Country Music Hall of Fame, when he talked about how his father had given him a love for America after he was born in Australia.
“He’s probably only got a few weeks, if that,” Urban told the Tennessean. “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 [this 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.”
Please pray for Keith Urban and his family is they struggle to mourn this amazing man!