Invention

Keith Urban recalls when his wife Nicole Kidman staged an invention

Keith Urban recalls when his wife Nicole Kidman staged an invention after a drinking binge before his stint in rehab in 2006: ‘I went off the rails’

Keith Urban recalled the time his wife Nicole Kidman staged an intervention for her addiction issues, in an edited excerpt from the book Keith Urban by Jeff Apter, published in The Daily Telegraph on Friday.

The country music superstar, 54, visited the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, California in October 2006 following a drinking binge while on tour.

Keith told Rolling Stone magazine in 2016 that he would have understood if Nicole, 54, had chosen to leave him, as the couple did not marry until the same year.

‘I’ve been very, very blessed’: Keith Urban, 54, recalled the time his wife Nicole Kidman, 54, staged an invention after a bender before he went to rehab in 2006, in an excerpt from book edited by Jeff Apter published by The Daily Telegraph on Friday. Photographed together in February

“I was very, very lucky that Nic called an intervention on me,” Keith told the publication, adding that he had “caused my new marriage to implode.”

The Voice Australia coach also reflected on the intervention with Oprah Winfrey, admitting to the famous talk show host that he had ‘got off the rails’ and ‘needed help and a new direction’ in his life.

Nicole, who was in Rome for work at the time of her drinking binge, returned to the United States and gathered her friends to stage an intervention.

Rehab: The country music superstar checked into the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, California in October 2006. Keith told Rolling Stone magazine in 2016 that he would have understood if Nicole had chosen to leave him, the couple who got married that year.

Rehab: The country music superstar checked into the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, California in October 2006. Keith told Rolling Stone magazine in 2016 that he would have understood if Nicole had chosen to leave him, the couple who got married that year.

“The love in that room at that time was perfect,” Keith told Oprah. “Seeing love in action this way…I had never experienced anything like this before.”

Keith has been open about his past struggle with alcohol addiction and confessed he wishes he had gotten sober earlier in his life during an appearance at the South By Southwest Conference and Festival in Texas in 2018.

“I wish I had been sober many years earlier than me, but that’s the way it is,” he said.

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Support system: “I was very, very lucky that Nic called an intervention on me,” Keith told Rolling Stone, adding that he had “caused my new marriage to implode.” Photographed in January 2016

“I knew I wasn’t at my full potential, and that was starting to get to me. I was a slave…I was living a very, very small life.

Keith also admitted that he “spit in relationships” before he met Nicole and got married, and that the lyrics of his songs about love fell far short of his reality.

“I would write these songs about love and relationships; I remember writing Somebody Like You and playing it for my girlfriend at the time and she just looked at me and said, “You’re a fucking hypocrite”, and I couldn’t contradict it.

Keith and Nicole met in 2005 and married a year later. They share daughters Sunday Rose, 13, and Faith Margaret, 11.

For alcohol addiction support in Australia visit Alcoholics Anonymous or the Alcohol and Drug Information Service.

New direction: Keith also reflected on the intervention with Oprah Winfrey, admitting to the famous talk show host that he

New direction: Keith also reflected on the intervention with Oprah Winfrey, admitting to the famous talk show host that he ‘got off the rails’ and ‘needed help and new direction’ in his life “The love in that room at that time was perfect,” he said. Photographed in January 2019

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