Australian cowboy/Nicole Kidman arm candy Keith Urban checked himself into rehab last night, canceling all appearances promoting his forthcoming album, Love, Pain And The Whole Crazy Thing in the process. We’re the first to admit that we don’t know much about country music, but we’re pretty sure that this news can’t be good for Capitol Nashville, Urban’s label. While it’s poised to nab a top-five slot on next week’s chart with an album by Dierks Bentley–who we thought was a Gnarls Barkley side project–Love, which is slated to come out on Nov. 7, is its premier fourth-quarter release. (Urban’s last album, 2004′s Be Here, went triple-platinum.) Urban’s battled drug problems in the past, so this news isn’t likely to shock his fans. In a world where records have less time than ever to prove their mettle, canceling appearances could result in Urban’s sales sagging.
Keith Urban Checks Into Rehab [People]