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Keith Urban Needs Throat Surgery

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 13:  Singer/musician Keith Urban and wife actress Nicole Kidman attend the Cinema Society with Ivanka Trump Jewelry & Diane Von Furstenberg screening of "Snow Flower And The Secret Fan" at the Tribeca Grand Hotel on July 13, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images) Keith Urban with wife Nicole Kidman.

Country music star Keith Urban is set to undergo throat surgery later this month to remove a polyp from his vocal cords. Like John Mayer, who had a similar operation last month, Urban will need some serious vocal rest and has already canceled two concert appearances this month and postponed a benefit concert in January. But looks like he's waiting until after the Country Music Association Awards next week to go under the knife. He's expected to perform at the televised ceremony, where he is in the running for best male vocalist and best entertainer of the year.

Photo: Stephen Lovekin/2011 Getty Images