Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Surprise as country music star Keith Urban reveals he failed music in high school

He is regarded as one of the best country music artists in the world.

So, it came as a surprise when Keith Urban admitted to The Kyle And Jackie O Show this week that he can't actually read musical notes.

Appearing via a video link from his home in Nashville, Tennessee, the 52-year-old revealed that he failed music class in high school and has since never improved.

'I failed music at school,' the Grammy award winner declared, leaving Kyle Sandilands and Jackie 'O' Henderson in disbelief.

'What?' a shocked Kyle interjected.

'How funny is that?' Jackie laughed.

Keith, who attended Caboolture State High School in Queensland, explained that he and several other students failed their music exams because they couldn't read musical notation.

'Like, I can't read music. So everything that had to do with theory for the testing for our exams, [my fellow classmates and I] were just cr*p,' he lamented.

However, when it came to actually playing an instrument or participating in activities that didn't involve musical theory, Keith said he 'passed with flying colours.' 

The Gemini crooner, who dropped out of school at 15, also shared a tribute to his music teacher for supporting him at the time.

'I give her props all the time because we had kids in our class that were really really talented but they couldn't read music,' he said.

Keith is currently self-isolating at home with his wife Nicole Kidman and their two daughters, Sunday Rose, 11, and Faith Margaret, nine, amid the Covid-19 pandemic.