KEITH CANCELS CMA APPEARANCE

Keith Urban will not make an appearance at the 40th annual CMA Awards, Monday night, Nov. 6, as he continues to receive treatment for alcohol abuse.

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Keith checked himself into a treatment facility in Nashville, Friday, Oct. 20, with his wife Nicole Kidman by his side. He has canceled all concert dates and promotional appearances for his new CD, Love, Pain & the whole crazy thing, set for a Nov. 7 release. On Monday, Oct. 23, Keith indicated through a spokesman that he also will not attend the CMAs. Keith is nominated in two categories he won last year: Male Vocalist of the Year and the industry’s highest honor, Entertainer of the Year.

[Photo by Curtis Hilbun]

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