Keith Urban Lends a Hand to a Fan
Keith Urban took it upon himself to step up to the plate for Wisconsin fan and hair salon owner Denise Mackey-Natz, who recently lost a prized Urban-themed possession.
Three years ago, Mackey-Natz bought a large fiberglass hand-shaped sculpture at the Children’s Museum of Eau Claire to benefit a charity campaign. The unique item, which she spent $2,500 on, featured depictions of Keith Urban on it. Unfortunately, someone stole it last month.
The sculpture was taken from outside Urban Hair salon, its thief having actually unbolted it from where it was set in concrete block outside the shop’s front. The salon owner and huge Urban fan just wants her piece of art back because “it is so close to her heart,” so she had offered a $200 reward.
Urban himself heard of her plight, and now the ‘Without You’ star says he will donate four VIP passes and four tickets to any show on his Get Closer 2011 World Tour to the person who can help get the stolen hand back.
“When he called, we couldn’t believe it. He said, ‘This is Keith Urban,’ and I thought, ‘Yeah, right.’ He said he talked to his publicist about posting a reward, but he told the publicist he wanted to call me himself,” Mackey-Natz tells The Boot. “I always knew he was a good guy. I always knew I’d meet him someday. Now I will get to meet him. So out of something sad comes this amazing once in a lifetime opportunity.”
Urban’s Get Closer World Tour kicks off on June 16 in Biloxi, Miss. For a complete list of all tour dates, head to his official site.
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