One of country music's beloved singer/songwriters was forced to back out of a special event he was really looking forward to after suffering from a back injury, according to KHVH.
Keith Urban was on the schedule for a once-in-a-lifetime ride alongside legendary race car driver, Mario Andretti, when he announced he would be missing the 100th running of the famous Indy 500.
Riding shotgun with one of the most accomplished drivers in the world would surely have been a dream for Urban, but despite his best efforts, the singer's injury prevented him from being able to join Andretti.
It has not been reported or announced exactly what the cause of the injury was - or if it was a new injury. USA Today reported back in 2008 that the country star suffered from a slipped disc, but it may be an unrelated incident.
Fortunately, all was not lost - Urban and wife Nicole Kidman took part in the festivities from home, cheering on Andretti and his grandson.
Hugely disappointed I can't be in that pace car with Mario Andretti today to celebrate Indy's 100th. - KU— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) May 29, 2016
But Nic and I are watching at home and cheering on Marco and the whole Andretti family !!!! - KU #Indy500— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) May 29, 2016
Not only was Urban able to root for his friends in the driver's seat, but he also got a six-time Grammy winner to fill in for him!
Lady Gaga was on site and ready for action in a driver's suit and helmet. She surely had a great time flying around the track with Andretti!
Credit: Kerry Keating/AP/PA
The racing legend took a minute to reach out to Urban on Twitter and inviting him back for another race in the future.
@KeithUrban Another time. All is well here at Indy. Best to you, Mario— Mario Andretti (@MarioAndretti) May 29, 2016
The race went off without a hitch and everyone had a splendid Sunday at the track! Watch the video below to catch a glimpse of the action!
It has been reported that Urban's injury will not be affecting his upcoming Ripcord Tour concert dates.
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