Keith Urban escaped injury Monday (Oct. 1) while driving his motorcycle near his home near Sydney, Australia. Urban thought he was being followed by a photographer on another motorcycle when he was forced to drop his motorcycle and skid along a concrete gutter, according to Australian media reports. In a statement released by his publicist, Urban said, "Today's incident was the result of one person's desire to do his job and my desire to maintain my privacy. Some have already attempted to inflate the facts, but the reality is this: While out riding to an AA meeting, a time when my privacy is especially important to me, I felt myself being pursued. I sped up, and in an effort to elude an oncoming car which was making an illegal U-turn, saw no choice but to drop my bike. In actual fact, my pursuer came to my assistance, without taking photos, and helped me from the road. I returned home, got my car and continued on my way."