Keith Urban Makes Heart Wrenching Announcement – Please Pray

Keith Urban Makes Heart Wrenching Announcement – Please Pray

There is nothing more painful or heartbreaking than letting go of a parent that you loved more than life itself. Someone who gave everything for you and never once asked for a thing in return. I know… I’ve done it, just as so many others have before me. Keith Urban’s father passed away last weekend after a long battle with cancer. It happened just days after he entered hospice care. Robert Urban inspired his Australian-born son, Keith, to become a country music star. There has been a massive outpouring of prayers and sympathy to Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman over his dad’s passing. The pain never goes away, but it does fade. However, it is like an old friend and surprises you for the rest of your life.

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From IJReview:

Robert Urban, father of country music singer Keith Urban, passed away on Saturday after a lengthy battle with cancer.

As People reports, Urban shared the news of his father’s death in a tribute to the man who helped foster his love of music.

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In a statement to People, he says:

“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.”

The announcement of Robert Urban’s death came only days after Keith announced that his father had entered hospice care.

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During a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame, Keith discussed how his father had inspired him to become a country musician and passed on his love for America to the son that 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.”

Though he is gone, Robert Urban’s passion for country music will live on through his son.

May Robert Urban rest in peace. He truly loved country music and passed that on to his son. Cancer is such a wickedly evil thing… it has taken so many that I love. I hope in the coming days that Keith finds solace in the fact that his father is no longer in pain and has gone on to a better place. I don’t know if he’s a Christian, but during a dark time like this, instead of turning from God, it helps to turn towards Him. He will live on in Keith’s heart and memories until they can be together again. In the meantime, he’ll be watching his son hopefully become even more of a legend in country music. Say a prayer for their family.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

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