Keith City is sharing how spouse Nicole Kidman helped him battle his habit to alcohol and cocaine.
In a brand new interview with the Sunday Occasions, the Australian nation star, 54, spoke overtly about his path to restoration, which included a number of stints in rehab, and in the end, the encouragement of his spouse.
“Everybody does what they wish to do to have a good time. I simply realized I’m allergic to it. Somebody mentioned, ‘You could have an allergy? What occurs if you drink?’ And I mentioned, ‘I get away in cuffs,’” City joked.
The singer first checked into therapy in 1998, adopted by a stint just a few months after marrying Kidman in 2006, at her insistence. Now, City, who shares daughters Religion, 10, and Sunday, 13, with Kidman, is giving her credit score for serving to him get again on monitor on his new ballad, “Thank You.” The track options lyrics like “I thanks for my life.” City says that touching message is particularly honoring his spouse.
“I needed to discover a completely different solution to be on the planet,” he defined. “I’m glad it didn’t change something about my music. I wrote loads of hit songs whereas drunk. I wrote a lot sober. I really feel fortunate it hasn’t outlined my creativity.”
The seeds of City’s alcoholism have been planted in his childhood. Rising up with an alcoholic father, he noticed what the illness may do a household. However accepting he had the identical drawback as his dad was an actual problem.
“My dad was an alcoholic, so I grew up in an alcoholic home and it took me a very long time to consider I used to be wired the identical,” he shared.
City says he tends to keep away from speaking about his sobriety as a result of he desires his legion of followers to have the ability to take pleasure in themselves with out coping with the heavy subject material.
“I don’t discuss so much about it as a result of I really like my viewers having the ability to simply come and have a good time,” he mentioned. “I’ve nothing in opposition to medication or alcohol.”
Whereas City is proud to share how a lot Kidman has supported him, the actress additionally likes to level out that the assist is reciprocal. On the 94th Academy Awards final month, City flew in through the wee hours after performing so he may very well be on the crimson carpet along with his spouse, who was nominated for Greatest Actress for Being the Ricardos.
“I am so joyful to be right here with my husband who was taking part in Vegas final evening and flew in and landed at 1 a.m.,” Kidman mentioned on E!’s Stay from the Purple Carpet, Individuals reported. “No matter it takes.”
Final June, the couple celebrated their fifteenth anniversary. Together with a cute picture of the couple hugging in entrance of the Christmas tree in matching vacation pajamas, City shared how a lot his life has grown since marrying Kidman.
“My life began if you mentioned ‘I do’ 5,475 days in the past at present,” City captioned the picture.