Keith Urban‘s father, Robert Urban, has sadly been placed in Hospice care, the country star revealed earlier this week.

“He’s probably only got a few weeks, if that. I’ve just been dealing with that the last couple of days,” Keith, 48, said of his ailing parent on Wednesday, Dec. 2 while visiting his Keith Urban So Far… exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

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Keith’s father, Robert, in 2000.

“This has all come at a very strange time where it’s typical of a career that has extreme highs and extreme lows all often at the exact same time,” the singer told The Tennessean. “So [the exhibit] is bittersweet a little bit because [my dad] is the catalyst for all of this. My dad is the catalyst for me living in America.”

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“I want to thank Dad for starting me on this journey,” he added, referring to his successful music career, while tearfully browsing through his childhood memorabilia on display at the museum.

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Keith and Nicole in February 2015.

Keith’s wife, Nicole Kidman, 48, suddenly lost her father, Dr. Anthony Kidman, at age 76 last year after he suffered a fall in Singapore while reportedly visiting Nicole’s sister, Antonia, and her six children.

“They have truly been there for each other through thick and thin,” a friend of Keith’s previously told Closer of Keith and Nicole. “They have one of the most harmonious relationships in show business.”