Keith Urban Was 'Enslaved' By Drug And Alcohol Addiction, But His Love For Wife, Nicole Kidman, Saved Him

Date March 23, 2018

Famous country singer, Keith Urban, was in bad relationships before meeting his now wife and Hollywood star, Nicole Kidman; not with people, but with his drug and alcohol addiction.


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Urban has been married to Australian beauty, Nicole Kidman, since 2006. Many people see a happy father, loving husband, and a successful artist when they look at him. But there is a dark past hiding behind the façade of Keith pearly white smile.


In his interview with Rolling Stone magazine, the country star talked about his drug use including the time when he first tried cocaine.

When I was onstage, I felt good, but if I was not onstage, I was very, very insecure. I felt like I didn't have much of anything to offer. I was just an alien.

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After he moved to Nashville in 1992, he stepped up his drinking habits and started doing more drugs, getting addicted to coke and ecstasy. With his addictions growing higher, his will to live was dropping lower, which made him unable to stop using drugs and drinking.

I'd go to sleep, wake up a couple of hours later, go at it again, drinking to take the edge off. I remember thinking, 'I'm probably not going to make it until tomorrow'. And then I thought, 'F--k it. I really don't care. It'll be a relief to not have to. I'll take an Ambien and at some point I'll pass. I was taking everything. I remember thinking, 'Oh, good, this is the end of it, yahoo'. I was quite happy about it.

Keith credits his wife, Nicole, for saving him. They met in January 2005 and got married shortly after in June 2006.


Soon after, the singer got into rehab for his drug and alcohol addiction for the third and final time in his life.

Nicole staged an intervention and Urban has been sober ever since. The singer still feels guilty about his behavior.

I caused the implosion of my fresh marriage. It survived, but it's a miracle it did. I was spiritually awoken with her. I use the expression 'I was born into her', and that's how I feel. And for the first time in my life, I could shake off the shackles of addiction.

Today, Keith Urban is one of country music's biggest stars and he’s been happily married for more than 10 years. It was said that the couple still writes love letters to each other. How sweet is that?

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