Country superstar Keith Urban is opening up about his battle with addiction early on in his marriage to Oscar winner Nicole Kidman. And how it was her love and support that got him through the crisis.
“I wasn’t in any recovery program of any sort. I wasn’t in AA. I didn’t have a sponsor. I didn’t have anything. Meeting Nic and falling in love with Nic and starting a relationship with Nic became — I realize now in hindsight — my sobriety. That was how I was able to keep it together,” he reveals in the latest issue of Rolling Stone.
“I didn’t realize that until when she would go away, I would find myself feeling very alone, very lost, and vulnerable to my old ways. She had taken a trip to Kosovo. It was during that trip that that whole part of my world came back in and swamped me. And I remember just feeling so terrified. We had just gotten married and this entity in my life is coming just to crush and kill everything that I’ve got. Everything that’s good.
“I was very, very blessed to have Nic call an intervention on me. I had a tight group of friends around me for the intervention. And off I went” to rehab at the Betty Ford Clinic. he added.
And the country crooner shoots down any tabloid divorce rumors with the highest praise for his 46-year-old wife, “I have a wife who is just from another planet. She is so celestial. I say that I was born into her. That is the best way I can describe how I feel about her and us.”