Keith Urban is recovering from successful surgery on his throat. He had polyps on his vocal chords. Keith is on complete vocal rest for at least three weeks. Check out this message from Keith which he recorded for his fans before the procedure.

I can so relate to Keith Urban and other singers who have lost the ability to sing and in some cases talk normally. I suffered nerve damage on my vocal chords years ago and up until last year only had use of 50% of my voice. It made it really difficult to talk on the radio - let alone normal conversation. Thanks to the good doctors at the University of Washington I underwent vocal chord medialization last year and I am now nearly 80%. To learn more about vocal chord medialization check out this video - watch out - it is not for the queasy.  By the way...I was awake during the entire four hour procedure.