Nicole Kidman was scheduled to have a press conference to promote her latest movie, Furs. The press conference with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association however got cancelled since she chose to be with her husband of four months, Keith Urban, in Nashville as he spent his first 24 hours in the Cumberland Heights.
Urban voluntarily checked into the rehab clinic and is on a 28 day program to help him overcome a relapse into alcoholism. He has battled with an addiction to drugs and alcohol before. In fact he checked into this same clinic in 1990 when his heroine addiction brought him to his knees.
The country music singer says, “I deeply regret the hurt this has caused Nicole and the ones that love and support me. One can never let one’s guard down on recovery and I’m afraid that I have. With the strength and unwavering support I am blessed to have from my wife, family and friends, I am determined and resolved to a positive outcome.”
This stay automatically cancelled his expected appearance at the ARIAs in Australia. His slot will not be filled in with a replacement artist according to the organizers. Producer Mark Pope says, “It’s not a cookie-cutter mentality where you can just replace an artist like Keith Urban.”
Keith isn’t the only actor this year who has relapsed into alcoholism. Robin Williams went back into rehab earlier this year after he too succumbed to the vile brew. Mel Gibson also began drinking again this year, which resulted in his so called “drunken ramblings”.
[tags] news,Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, Alcoholism, rehab [/tags]
Originally posted on October 22, 2006 @ 5:14 pm