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Nicole Kidman supports hubby Keith Urban in his struggle with alcohol

Keith Urban has once again publicly expressed his gratitude towards wife Nicole Kidman for supporting him in his struggle with alcohol abuse.

He spoke highly about Nicole Kidman, acknowledging her steadfastness and love. "My wife stayed extraordinarily strong and loving, and my friends and family were there, and man, it's just been really overwhelming. I feel so much gratitude, and it feels really good to have gone through it and be where I am right now."

He also thanked his fans for sending cards, letters and e-mails of encouragement and support. "It helped so much. Especially through a lot of the lonely days, which there was plenty of those in there," he said.

Keith entered Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif. , on Oct. 19, in order to deal with his alcohol abuse problem. The three-month stay was his own decision, generated by his need to find stability. The country singer has had substance abuse problems before, with cocaine.

"Learning about abstinence was one thing, but then there was all this other area of my life to start learning about, and so 30 days became 60, and 60 days became 90, and with each week that passed I found myself really learning how to surrender," he said, informs Playfuls.

According to The Sydney Morning Herald, The 39-year-old Australian country music star detailed how initially he planned to spend just 30 days in the rehab facility, but extended it to 90 days.

Urban, who has also battled drug addiction in the past, dismissed speculation his decision to enter rehab came after one major incident where he went off the rails.

"There was no big cataclysmic event that happened right before I went in," Urban, looking into the camera, said in the video message.