Country star Keith Urban credits rehab with saving his marriage to actress Nicole Kidman.
The singer spent 90 days at the Betty Ford clinic in Palm Springs, California to treat alcoholism earlier this year (07).
And the 39-year-old is pleased he sought treatment because it dramatically strengthened his marriage to his wife of one year, Kidman.
He says, "My wife was away. She hadn't really been away before, and it came as a shock to me to be alone and not prepared for it; alone with this thing that I had, this big monkey on my back.
"Not going in would have cost me my career at the very least, and my marriage would have been gone, anyway. That real cleansing and surrendering everything is what was really needed for me.
"I realised, 'This is the crossroads of my life. If I want a life, this is the time to take charge.'
"It sounds strange, but I'm glad it happened. There's no doubt that what it's done for our marriage has been truly divine. It has brought my wife and me to a place that may never have happened for us."
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