|Keith Urban and his dearly departed father Bob|
He passed away on December 5, 2015 just days after entering hospice. Urban said this just the other day:
Last week while Urban was at his Country Music Hall of Fame exhibit, he revealed that his father was ill and only had a short time to live. This is what he 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 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."
Today, Urban released a statement thanking fans for their love and support.
"I've been deeply touched by the outpouring of love and support that Nic and I, and our family, have received since my Dad’s passing on Saturday night," Urban said. "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." Prayers for the Urban family are requested.