Keith Urban: I Feared Rehab Would 'Destroy Us'

But it only brought him closer to Nicole Kidman, he tells Oprah
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 30, 2010 10:42 AM CST
Keith Urban to Oprah Winfrey: I Feared Rehab Would 'Destroy' Marriage to Nicole Kidman
Actress Nicole Kidman and musician Keith Urban attend the 44th Annual Country Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn. on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

(Newser) – Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman had been married just four months when he checked into rehab for drug and alcohol addiction—and the country star thought it would ruin them. Yesterday he told Oprah Winfrey his thoughts at the time were, “Surely let's give it a few years so we've got some solidity, because this kind of thing could tear us apart. This could just destroy us,” Us reports. Even so, it ended up being Kidman herself who staged his intervention. It was his third rehab stint in eight years, but it stuck—because of “love,” he says. For more from the interview, click here.
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