Nicole Kidman: "We Cried" When Keith Urban Spoke His First Post-Surgery Words

Celebrity News Apr. 16, 2012 AT 6:00PM
Actress Nicole Kidman (L) and musician Keith Urban arrive at the 47th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 1, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Actress Nicole Kidman (L) and musician Keith Urban arrive at the 47th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 1, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Credit: Rick Diamond/ACMA2012/Getty Images

Keith Urban's biggest fan got to share a very special moment with the singer during his recovery from throat surgery last winter.

The country singer's wife of five years, Nicole Kidman, was there for her husband's first post-surgery words, and, in a new interview with W magazine, says the "profound" moment moved her to tears--and strengthened the bond she and Urban already shared.

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Following vocal chord surgery to remove a polyp, the Grammy winner, 44, faced three weeks of silence, during which he couldn't talk at all.

"To go without his voice, and then to finally hear [it]. What if he sounded different?" Kidman, 44, revealed. "I was there for his first words, and then we cried."

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Added the Hemingway & Gellhorn star, "How many people experience their husband's first words? All of those things make you closer...If that doesn't bring you closer, you're not breathing."

Urban has spoken before about his unbreakable bond with his wife, with whom he has two daughters: Sunday Rose, 3, and Faith Margaret, 16 months.

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"[Nicole is] an extremely pure spirit. A really, really extraordinarily rare, I think, pure spirit," Urban told ABC just before his surgery last November. "I'll spend the rest of my life trying to find the right words because, you know, words are limiting."

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