Keith Ur­ban’s surgery shock

New Idea - - News - By Kar­leigh Smith Pho­tos: Jeff Rayner/ Cole­man-rayner

They’re the pic­tures he hoped would never resur­face, but now we can re­veal the never-be­fore-seen school pho­to­graph of Keith Ur­ban that proves just how much his face has changed.

In the 1982 im­age ex­clu­sively ob­tained by New Idea, Keith is al­most un­recog­nis­able com­pared with the primped, preened singer seen on red car­pets to­day.

Af­ter in­spect­ing the retro im­age of the coun­try crooner as a teenager in Year 10 at Queens­land’s Ca­bool­ture State High School, ex­perts agree that a nose job and painful teeth ‘fil­ing’ have com­pletely changed his face.

Gone is the ema­ci­ated and rav­aged face of his drug-fu­elled younger years, with two lead­ing Hol­ly­wood plas­tic sur­geons con­firm­ing that the 49-year-old ap­pears to have fol­lowed his wife Nicole Kid­man’s lead and gone un­der the knife to keep him­self look­ing youth­ful – de­spite his his­tory of more than a decade of drug abuse.

BE­HIND THE SHOCK PHOTO THAT PROVES THE SINGER HAS GONE UN­DER THE KNIFE

Aside from the shock­ingly no­tice­able rhino­plasty – Keith’s nose ap­pear­ing much thin­ner than in his photo at age 15 – Detroit-based sur­geon Dr An­thony Youn, who hasn’t treated the star, tells us it’s ob­vi­ous he’s had fillers in­jected into his cheeks.

‘If you look at his cheek con­tour, you can tell it’s fuller and rounder,’ he says, adding that usu­ally, as peo­ple get older, cheeks ‘be­come more skele­tal’.

Keith now ap­pears much younger than he did in the ’90s, at the height of his co­caine and ec­stasy ad­dic­tion.

‘This is a sub­tle en­hance­ment and done very well. He may well have had some Bo­tox around his fore­head and eyes,’ Dr Youn ex­plains, but warns: ‘Too much Bo­tox could worsen his ex­tra up­per eye­lid skin.’

Mean­while, La-based cos­metic sur­geon Dr Stephen Grifka, who also has no af­fil­i­a­tion with the singer, adds: ‘It def­i­nitely ap­pears he’s had some­thing done to his nose. It looks thin­ner, and the tip is more re­fined.’

Both sur­geons agree Keith’s Nicole has re­vealed Keith was ‘dev­as­tated’ when he saw the in­juries that were in­flicted on her while film­ing vi­o­lent scenes for her TV show Big Lit­tle Lies.

Of the bru­tal scenes filmed with Alexan­der Skars­gard, in which she por­trays an abused wife, Nicole con­fessed to Vogue: ‘At one point, Keith was like: “I’m go­ing to take a photo of your back be­cause it’s cov­ered in deep, mas­sive bruises.”

put work into a new set of teeth.

‘His teeth look bet­ter than they did when he was an ado­les­cent, they’re very white. He may have had ve­neers or bond­ing to fill those gaps. The teeth have all been filed down so they match.’

Keith’s wife of 10 years has long been accused of se­cretly un­der­go­ing thou­sands of dol­lars worth of cos­metic surgery, He was dev­as­tated see­ing it, but then he would say: “But I have an artist wife!”’

It of­ten wasn’t un­til she got home that the mum-of-four saw just how bad her bruises were.

‘I didn’t re­alise how much of it pen­e­trated me. I would go home at night some­times and be in a lot of pain, and I had to take things like Advil be­cause I was be­ing thrown around phys­i­cally. I was re­ally bruised,’ Nicole ad­mit­ted.

de­spite only ad­mit­ting to Bo­tox.

In fact, at the Coun­try Mu­sic Fes­ti­val in Nashville last year, many com­men­ta­tors spec­u­lated Keith and Nicole, 49, had opted for a cou­ples ‘freshen-up’, be­fore ap­pear­ing on the event’s red car­pet look­ing line-free.

The jury is still out!

The star’s pri­vate pain NICOLE LEFT BRUISED

The coun­try crooner looks just as youth­ful now as when he was 15!

The seem­ingly age­less star may have had more work done than she lets on. Fan spec­u­late Nicole and Keith (with their daugh­ters Sun­day, left, and Faith) have had his-and-hers nip and tucks.

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