Keith Urban made an appearance on the “Today Show” this morning where he spoke about getting to tour again and even performed a couple of his hits, including “Wild Hearts,” “One Too Many,” and “Superman.”
He currently has a bit of an alarming eye injury, although he didn’t let that get in the way of his appearance on the show.
Keith Urban Eye Injury on ‘Today’ Show
He wrote on Instagram, “trying out a new Halloween contact lens on the @todayshow… just the one?” He also posted a video showing off the bright red eye and said, “I wake up this morning, doing the Today Show, a big televisual moment and I’ve got this going on. What do they call it? A subconjunctival hemorrhage. I don’t know what I did, but that’s what’s going on. So I’m owning this today.”
Urban wasn’t going to let anything get in the way of his performance today. He called the opportunity to play in front of a live audience “a breath of fresh air.” He compared playing shows on Zoom to “standing outside the window of a nightclub.”
It’s all even more special, given the fact that the show films in New York City. He proposed to his wife, Nicole Kidman, right near the Hudson River. They have now been married for 15 years. Kidman and Urban have two daughters together, Sunday Rose and Faith Margaret.
He spoke about his kids while on the show after being asked if they are more interested in music or acting. He replied “a bit of both.” For Urban, his role as a family man with Nicole Kidman is what he dreamed of.
Urban was on Dax Shepard’s podcast “Armchair Expert” last year where he spoke about meeting Kidman back in 2005 and all the sparks that came with it. “She’s just the one, that was it. She’s the one that I was searching for my whole life, and everything not only changed but had to change in me if I was going to go that road…'”
Urban’s Longtime Stage Manager Passed Away
While being able to get back to live music has been a blessing for Urban, it’s not all been positive. Keith Urban is mourning the loss of a longtime member of his touring group. His production manager, Randy “Baja” Fletcher, died on August 27 after taking a nasty fall off the stage.
Urban was playing Bash on the Bay in Put in Bay, Ohio on the 26th when Fletcher took the fall and ended up with serious injuries in the hospital. He passed away at the age of 73 with family members surrounding him.
“Randy Baja Fletcher loved people. Now that’s a phrase that’s a lot easier, and more often said than done. But, this man truly did love people, and music, and life, and he lived it right. He saw the commonality in all of us and I can promise you this, once you’d been in the orbit of his light, he’d stay with you forever. I loved him. We all loved him, and I’m grateful he chose us as his road family for 10 years,” Keith Urban said in a statement to Billboard.