One of the hardest things we all face in life is when we're told we can't do something we love to do.  Keith Urban is about to face that obstacle as he stops singing and goes on "vocal lock down."

Keith Urban recently recorded a farewell message to the fans before he starts his three weeks of silence. The 'Somebody Like You' singer published a video message, thanking fans their support, love, cards, and messages. Keith Urban is about to have a polyp surgically removed and is expected to make a full recovery.

According to Taste of Country, he had this message for the fans, “I want to say thank you, thank you very much, for a crazy, great phenomenal year."  As Keith rests his voice, he's climbing the charts with the new single 'You Gonna Fly.'

Click here to watch Keith Urban's farewell message.