Keith Urban to Have Throat Surgery

All for the Hall benefit concert postponed.

Keith Urban is set to undergo throat surgery later this month to remove a polyp that has developed on his vocal cords, according to his publicist.

Though the procedure is a minor outpatient surgery, it will require that Keith rest his voice for an undetermined period of time. This will require the postponement of his All for the Hall benefit concert for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, which was scheduled for Jan. 18 at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. Keith will honor his preexisting one-song performance commitments leading up to his procedure at the end of the month. All other appearances will be rescheduled for 2012.

Keith has battled vocal troubles periodically throughout his career. In 2005, he canceled an appearance in Evansville, Ind., due to vocal troubles, and he was on vocal rest in 2003 for what his publicists then called "a persistent and serious vocal cord ailment."

Best of luck to Keith as he recuperates.

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