Keith Urban Opens Up About Vocal Surgery

Keith Urban’s world changed in 2011.

The country Aussie opened up this week at the Voice Health Institute’s Raise Your Voice Gala about his surgery to remove a polyp on his vocal cord.

“My voice was vulnerable, so it made me insecure and made everything in my life vulnerable,” said Urban, whose surgery was done by Dr. Steven Zeitels. “When you healed it and fixed it the way you did, I felt my entire spirit and life lift.

“I got stressed way less, I didn’t have anxiety. It had such a profound effect on my whole being and world. That’s how important my voice is to me.” 

Julie Andrews and Sam Smith also participated in the evening, which helps to raise awareness of voice loss and supports surgical research to solve vocal problems. 

Urban’s voice will be on display this summer on his Graffiti U World Tour, which is in Toronto on June 29 and 30 before stopping in Ottawa, London, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver in September.

Original article by Dustin Stout at iHeartRadio