Singularity at the upper limit

Hi,

I need to solve this integral from a physical model

$\displaystyle

\int\limits_{a, 1} \frac{u}{u-1} du$

which is singular at the upper limit. The reason for the singularity is that the function reaches a maximum at u=1. The model is completely physically based so the integral must have a solution. I was thinking about using Cauchy's theorem but I don't know how to find a proper contour. Even if I get complex numbers in the solution I think I still can interpret them somehow (or make some simplification like dropping the imaginary part).

Any ideas?