Keith Urban: I’ll never claim to have beaten cocaine
Keith Urban doesn’t want to claim he’s beaten his cocaine addiction because he knows how hard it is to break the habit once and for all.
Keith started using the drug when his music career was struggling but has been drug-free for eight years, after entering rehab in 1998.
He revealed: “I could only take so much rejection. Especially when you’ve paid your dues back home. You come here [to the US] and you’re no one.”
“I had this cheap, run-down place in Nashville where I used to do drugs I remember one night crawling around on my hands and knees, looking for these little rocks at five in the morning, drenched in sweat. It was the worst.”
“I’m sure a lot of people wrote me off. Cocaine kills everything you need: belief and self-esteem. I was fortunate that I still had music.”
“As any addict will tell you - even after quitting for ten years - you never make the claim that you’ve beaten it.”