June 28, 2022

KEY POINTS

  • Keith City mentioned he grew up with an alcoholic father however had discovered it troublesome to just accept that he had the identical downside
  • He realized he needed to “discover a completely different approach to be on this planet” after marrying Nicole Kidman
  • City honored his spouse in his ballad “Thank You”

Keith City is getting candid about his struggles with dependancy and the way his spouse Nicole Kidman helped him throughout his journey to restoration.

The 54-year-old nation star, who has been open about his struggles with dependancy to alcohol and cocaine, shared throughout a brand new interview with U.Ok.’s The Instances that a number of stints in rehab and the encouragement of his spouse of his practically 16 years helped him get sober.

“Everybody does what they wish to do to have a good time. I simply realized I am allergic to it. Somebody mentioned, ‘You will have an allergy? What occurs once you drink?’ And I mentioned, ‘I get away in cuffs,'” City joked.

The singer mentioned he grew up with an alcoholic father and witnessed what alcoholism may do to a household. Nonetheless, he admitted that he’d discovered it troublesome to just accept that he had the identical downside, saying in a earlier interview, “I did not drink like my dad, so I in contrast every thing to him.”

“My dad was an alcoholic, so I grew up in an alcoholic home and it took me a very long time to imagine I used to be wired the identical,” City lately instructed The Instances. 

After marrying Kidman, the “Blue Ain’t Your Shade” singer shared that he realized he needed to “discover a completely different approach to be on this planet.” He added that he was grateful his dependancy issues by no means affected his music creation, saying he wrote loads of songs no matter whether or not he was drunk or sober.

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“I really feel fortunate it hasn’t outlined my creativity,” he mentioned.

Kidman helped him handle his dependancy issues simply months after they tied the knot in 2006. She had him examine into the Betty Ford Middle in Rancho Mirage, California, in October that 12 months.

The brand new chapter of City’s life started after his rehab stint, prompting him to honor his spouse in his ballad “Thank You.” The tune options lyrics like “I thanks for my life.”

When requested if he performs his songs for Kidman earlier than singing them to anybody else, City mentioned that his household is the primary to listen to his music as a result of his studio is at their house. He’s additionally conscious of Kidman’s tasks as a result of he sees the “scripts mendacity round.”

Nonetheless, the singer mentioned he would not particularly search his spouse’s approval in relation to his music.

“I’ve realized the best way I really feel enjoying a tune for somebody is extra vital than their response,” City defined. “Typically I’ve actually liked a tune till I’ve performed it to the individual. Then I out of the blue didn’t be ok with it.”

Kidman, who shares daughters Religion, 10, and Sunday, 13, with City, has made it clear that the help goes each methods of their marriage.

On the 2022 Oscars final month, City flew in proper after performing in order that he may very well be on the pink carpet along with his spouse, who was nominated for greatest actress for her efficiency in “Being the Ricardos.”

“I am simply so completely satisfied to be right here,” Kidman instructed E! Information, noting that she was significantly excited to be on the awards present together with her nation singer husband, “who was enjoying Vegas final evening and flew in and landed at 1 a.m. No matter it takes!”

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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 27: (L-R) Keith City and Nicole Kidman attend the 94th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on March 27, 2022 in Hollywood, California. Picture: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

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