Urban Returns To The Stage For First Show After Throat Surgery

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February 5, 2012 | 8:56pm EST

Aussie country star Keith Urban returned to the stage on Friday night for his first concert following throat surgery.
The singer/songwriter was forced to scrap a series of shows at the end of 2011 when he discovered he had a polyp on his vocal chords.

He underwent surgery in November and spent Christmas unable to make a sound as he recovered.

But he made a triumphant return on Friday as he performed on one of country music’s most hallowed stages, the Grand Ole Opry’s Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.

It was a very special night as it marked the final concert before the venue’s 61-year-old stage, which has hosted the likes of Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash, is dismantled to make way for a new platform.