A tabloid recently tried to cash-in on country singer Keith Urban’s struggle with alcoholism in the past by claiming that his wife, Nicole Kidman, sent him to rehab when he had a relapse of his addiction earlier in 2018. The story, however, had no semblance of truth in it.

The false report, which was published by the unreliable outlet New Idea, claimed Urban “came close to a breakdown” and just like Kidman had successfully managed to stage an intervention and get him out of his destructive addiction 12 years ago, she did the same for him this time around too.

“Keith’s been through a rough few months. After he and Nicole hit a rocky patch, he came close to relapsing and spent two weeks at a rehab facility,” an anonymous source told the tabloid.

“Nicole was his rock through it all, and despite the hurdles they were facing in their marriage, she put it all to the side and stuck by him – ensuring he got all the help he needed to battle with his past demons,” the questionable tipster continued, adding, that the “Eyes Wide Shut” actress “even moved a life coach into their home to work with him and help him mentally prepare for his tour.”

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Hollywood Career Achievment Award recipient actress Nicole Kidman and husband musician Keith Urban arrive for the 22nd Annual Hollywood Film Awards at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California, Nov. 4, 2018. Getty Images/ Mark Ralston

However, except the fact that Kidman had actually helped the “Blue Ain’t Your Color” singer turn his life around after marrying him, nothing else in the report was accurate. Gossip Cop reached out to the Urban’s rep and learned that the rumor about the singer relapsing this year was bogus. Besides, Urban is an A-list Hollywood celebrity, which means that if he would have indeed gone to rehab this year, it would have made headlines and not only reported by one not-so-distinguished magazine.

Urban has never been secretive about his struggles with alcoholism. In March, he revisited the period of his life from 12 years in an interview with W Magazine. At the time, he mentioned nothing about a second relapse this year, the dubious claim made in New Idea.

"I wish I'd gotten sober many years earlier than I did, but it is what it is," Urban said. "I knew I wasn't at my full potential, and that's what was starting to get to me. I was enslaved...I was living a very, very small life."

In a separate interview with Rolling Stone in 2016, he reiterated the indispensable role his wife played in bringing his life back on track. "I caused the implosion of my fresh marriage," he said at the time. "It survived, but it's a miracle it did. I was spiritually awoken with her. I use the expression 'I was born into her,' and that's how I feel. And for the first time in my life, I could shake off the shackles of addiction."