Keith Urban has revealed the fake name he uses when he checks into hotel rooms.
The country singer – who has daughters Sunday, 10, and Faith, seven, with wife Nicole Kidman – uses the ‘secret’ alias Pete Thurman during his travels, a name, which was apparently inspired by an onstage mix-up early in his career that stuck with him.
“Early in my career at some big state fair in Minneapolis, and the guy at the front I swear, it sounded like ‘Ladies and Gentleman, Please Welcome, Pete Thurman!’ And that was my check in for a long time,” Keith revealed while speaking on Nova‘s Kate, Tim & Marty Show’
In the wake of the devastating bushfires in the US state of California, the 51-year-old also opened up about how his family “lost everything” when their house burned down when he was 10.
“Luckily we were all okay,” he said.
“When you’re walking through the house and it’s just charred and black as black everywhere you look and there’s water still dripping everywhere and the firemen have left…and I remember thinking, ‘I was just in here this morning getting ready for school and now it’s just…’ It gives me chills.”
But the Never Comin’ Down singer praised the “unbelievable” way the community came together to support his family and highlighted the “amazing” response towards those who have been affected by the recent wildfires in California.
“I’m literally helping out one of my friends out there get back on their feet…,” he told Extra.
“What I remember [when our home burned down] is the community coming together in such an incredible way… And not just the Goodwills and the Salvation Army and the Red Cross, which also came to our aid, but also the community with clothing and food and shelter and a place to stay — unbelievable. And you’re seeing it out in California. right now. It’s really amazing.”
With reporting by Bang Showbiz.
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