Keith Urban and banjo - photo via KeithUrban.net
I would think that for someone who makes their living singing, one of the scariest thoughts would have to be developing chronic throat problems. And surgery....fuhgetaboutit, that would have to be the scariest thought of all.
But for Keith Urban, he says throat surgery has actually made him better.
“I think if a footballer in their 40s was given their knees back like they were in their early 20s, that’s kind of how I feel right now,” Urban said. “It’s an extraordinary feeling of freedom.”
Keith says he had problems for years with his throat, but nothing bad enough to need urgent attention, until he developed a polyp. When the polyp appeared, he began having difficulty hitting the notes that had made him famous. But not anymore.
“I don’t have to push the pedal down to 70 mph to reach those notes anymore,” Urban said.