While we are on our quest for the truth about the Kidman pregnancy, we can't disregard the recent deaths of Brad Renfro and Heath Ledger, nor ignore all that is Britney. Why tie these stories onto the Kidman wagon?
Because those of us who have followed Keith Urban know that he too could very easily fall off the very ledge all these people were, and are, on. A year ago when Keith went to rehab many really weren't aware of how serious Keith's addictions are. They are serious. Sobriety is a minute by minute struggle for addicts, and makes no mistake about it Keith Urban is an addict. For all the quick quips and snickering about him being a druggie and booze hound, especially in the Australian press, there has been little about how Keith has survived the last year in his sobriety. We know he goes to meetings. Those are highlighted by the paps following him, tipped off by the wife and her people.
The legend is as he paints it, according to script, that he is here because of her. We don't agree. Keith Urban is here because of Keith Urban. He chose to stay in treatment. He chose to continue his therapy in aftercare. Perhaps his actions of the last year are indications that he is evolving in his sobriety.
Whatever he has been doing it will never be enough, he will never be cured. For the rest of his life he will be riding that wave that brings the most brilliant sunshine and could in a matter of seconds capsize him. As we hear more and more about the above people and what has happened or not happened in their tragedies, remember as many of us did when we heard “overdose” and “Australian”, that it’s not something of myths; not something that is made, like his performance with his wife at the Australian Open, but a very real possibility that Keith Urban lives with everyday. He really did do something extraordinary when he went to the Betty Ford Clinic. Let’s hope all those around him remember that too.