Keith Urban ‘in heated exchange’ with opera fan who ‘swatted Nicole Kidman with program’

Keith Urban reportedly confronted a disgruntled opera-goer and ‘accused him of assaulting’ Nicole Kidman after he ‘swatted her with his program’

Keith Urban is said to have confronted a man during a night out at the opera who “swatted Nicole Kidman” with his program.

Police were called to the Sydney Opera House last month, allegedly due to the bust-up between Keith Urban and the opera fan who disapproved of his standing ovation.

Singer Keith, actress wife Nicole and her mum Janelle are thought to have attended a show at the Sydney Opera House in January, where Keith got up on his feet to applaud as the crowd cheered.

Keith is then said to have been confronted by a man who had found his the display of his appreciation offensive.

But things are then reported to have taken a turn for the worst after the man allegedly “swatted” Nicole with his program, leading to Keith “accusing him of assaulting his wife.”

But the A-list couple were then said to have been escorted away by Keith’s security detail.

The story was relayed to The Sydney Morning Herald by others in the audience.

New South Wales Police have since told that Sydney City Police Area Command were called to the famous Opera House that evening following reports of an argument.

While no names were mentioned, a statement read: “About 10pm, (Thursday 1 January 2021), officers attached to Sydney City Police Area Command were called to the Sydney Opera House following reports of an argument.

Police have been told a 53-year-old man and a 67-year-old man were both attending the entertainment centre when an argument broke out.

“Officers spoke to both men and no further action was taken.”

The Mirror has reached out to reps for Keith and Nicole for comment, and to New South Wales Police.

Keith and Nicole tied the knot in an Australia ceremony back in 2006, meaning this year they’ll mark 15 years of marriage.

They share two daughters, Sunday Rose, 12, and Faith, ten, while Nicole also shares Bella, 28, and Connor, 26, with ex-husband Tom Cruise.

To mark their 14th anniversary last year, Nicole shared a black and white photo of herself with Keith, including the simple caption: “Us.”