Keith Urban is headed for throat surgery later this month, to remove a polyp on his vocal chords. Unfortunately, he’s had to cancel performances including January’s All For The Hall benefit show in Nashville. It’s not a serious procedure, says his spokesperson, explaining, “The surgery, an out-patient procedure, while minor, will require complete voice rest followed by an undetermined period of recuperation.”
Even though he’ll be resting his vocal chords, Urban will go ahead with performances that require him to sing just one song, so there’s no strain.
Urban’s condition comes on the heels of similar injuries suffered by Adele, canceled her performances for the remainder of the year due to a throat hemorrhage, and John Mayer, who also had to cancel shows and postpone his album due to a throat lesion. And earlier this summer, R. Kelly had to have emergency throat surgery due to an abcessed tonsil. We really hope that we haven’t been asking too much of our favorite vocalists!