Keith Urban Addresses Vocal Issues

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Keith Urban’s world has changed.

The country Aussie opened up about this 2011 surgery to remove a polyp on his vocal cord during the recent Voice Health Institute’s Raise Your Voice Gala, saying the experience gave him freedom from vulnerability.

“My voice was vulnerable, so it made me insecure and made everything in my life vulnerable,” Keith said, addressing Dr. Steven Zeitels, who performed his surgery. “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.”

In addition to Keith, Julie Andrews, Sam Smith and more participated in the evening, which helps to raise awareness of human voice loss and support surgical research to solve vocal problems.

Keith’s voice will be on display this summer on his Graffiti U World Tour, which kicks off June 15 in St. Louis.

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