The father of Keith Urban was placed on hospice earlier this week. The country music singer is beside himself with the news because his father, Robert Urban, has been such an important part of his life. Keith Urban announced the news while at his exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame. According to a report from Us Weekly, Keith Urban’s father was placed on hospice just days before the exhibit opened. It was both a happy and sad occasion for the country artist.
There are often highs and lows in the career of an artist, and Keith Urban is no different. He is experiencing one of the biggest moments in his life with his exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame while facing the impending reality that his father is going to pass away soon. Keith Urban has said that his father may only have a few weeks left to live. That is incredibly sad news, especially with the holidays approaching quickly. Keith Urban will likely take some time away from it all while handling the loss of his father, which is to be expected.
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Country music artists often band together when tragedy strikes. Keith Urban losing his father is definitely one of those times where friends will be waiting in the wings to lend love and support. There has been no definitive information about what the condition of Robert Urban is in at this time, but likely, it isn’t good. With the announcement of the news, fans have been reaching out to Keith Urban across social media and offering words of support. Many believe that sending well wishes or encouragement to a star is not worth the effort, but many on the receiving end appreciated it more than they let on.
Robert Urban can be credited with giving Keith Urban his love for country music. According to People, Keith Urban’s father influenced him heavily during his career. This was a move they both wanted for Keith Urban, and he followed through with his dreams. Having the exhibit open and having to deal with his father being placed on hospice has made this week one of the more grueling ones. And the next several days likely won’t be any better for Keith Urban.
Nicole Kidman knows all too well how her husband, Keith Urban, is feeling. She lost her father last year, and Urban remained by her side through it all. He even canceled several shows to be with her while she mourned one of the greatest losses of her life. It goes without saying that she will be there for Keith Urban when it is his turn to mourn. As the next few weeks approach and pass, there will be nothing he needs more than the love and support from the people he is closest to in life.
Paradise Island – it was all blissfully chill AND energized at the same time — thanks for all the island love. – KU pic.twitter.com/c0WzvWgYyS
— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) September 6, 2015
Keith Urban hasn’t said much else about his father except the announcement he was moved to hospice. No one is pressing the star too hard for information because it is such a crucial time in his life. The loss of a parent is never easy, and waiting for it to happen is even worse. Keith Urban is a strong guy and he will get through this, but it won’t be an immediate bounce back. Fans are hoping he will take the time to grieve when his father passes. There isn’t a time limit on grief, but as the days go by, it seems to get a little easier to get up and face the world. Robert Urban only has a few weeks left and Urban intends to spend that precious time with him. Keith Urban will likely announce the passing of his father when the time comes.
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