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Keith Urban's Epic Uber ride from Miami to SunFest

2017 American Music Awards
Posted at 12:35 AM, May 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-06 06:22:55-04

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It was an epic day for country music rocker, Keith Urban.

Because of the severe weather in the Palm Beaches on Sunday, Urban's plane couldn't land at Palm Beach International Airport that afternoon. The flight ended up being diverted to Boca Raton.

"And before we got there, they were like 'nope' we're going to Miami," Urban explained to the large crowd at SunFest.

When it landed in Miami, Urban said he was looking outside of his plane window and was told by the crew that every time they see a lightning strike, the airport can't open for another 15 minutes. He said the lightning didn't stop.

"So we were like, we aren't going to make it to the gig, at all, what do we do?" said Urban. "We freakin' Ubered there, is what we did."

Urban said the Uber driver went over 100 miles per hour on the freeway to get him and his crew to SunFest. He said he downloaded an app that told him how fast he was going.

"102 [mph], 103 [mph]...this guy is my hero right now," said Urban.

Here's Urban's picture with the Uber driver on Instagram:

Urban performed to excited fans around 9 p.m., about an hour and a half after the scheduled start time. The fireworks show followed afterward, marking an end to the four-day music festival.