NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Keith Urban has completed his treatment for alcohol abuse and will ease back onto the stage with a short run of club shows in the United Kingdom and Germany in April, his spokesman said Tuesday.
Paul Freundlich, the country singer's publicist, said Urban had finished treatment over the weekend and will head to Germany this week for promotional appearances. Urban, 39, had checked himself into rehab in October.
The shows will launch Urban's world tour in support of his latest album, "Love, Pain & the whole crazy thing," Freundlich said.
The tour dates are still being finalized, but after the club shows he will play arenas in Australia in May and in the U.S. and Canada in June.
Urban sought treatment just before the album came out in November, forcing him to delay the tour and several TV appearances.
Despite his absence for promotion, the album reached No. 1 on the country chart and spawned the hit singles "Once in a Lifetime" and "Stupid Boy."
The Australian-reared singer and Nicole Kidman, also 39, were married in Sydney, Australia, in June. The couple then moved to Nashville, where Urban records.