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Doting Daughter! Nicole Kidman Helped To Nurse Her Sick Mother Because They Couldn’t Afford Professional Help

Date September 20, 2019 12:02

Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman had gone through a real pain in her life. She watched her mother battle a horrible disease when she was just a teenager.

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Nicole was 17 when she found out her beloved mom, Janelle, was diagnosed with breasts cancer.

Caring daughter

Not many know this about Nicole, but she is actually a trained masseuse. But the actress didn’t learn the art of massage because she wanted to – it was something she had to do to help her mother.

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Kidman reveals her family couldn’t afford for Janelle to get massages after her chemo and radiation, so Kidman did a masseuse course to help her mom’s rehabilitation.

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The Australian superstar revealed in an interview with ITN news about that dark time in her life:

I have seen my mother go through it. I think that has had an effect on me. I was in my late teens and that impact has imprinted on me in a way I will never forget.

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Nicole says Janelle still lives in fear that one day cancer would come back:

With my mother, it's every year. Once it has affected your life you stay vigilant. You have to keep getting checked and your whole family gets affected by it eventually.

Despite what might happen, Nicole will always be by her mother’s side. The two women are very close, and we often see Janelle accompany her incredibly successful daughter on red carpet events and public outings.

The actress admits that after learning the art of massage, she actually started to like doing it. So we can be sure she treats her other family members to a relaxing massage from time to time.