Kidman blows her chance at more kids, say Aborigines

Australia giveth and Australia taketh away. Nicole Kidman claimed she got pregnant after taking a swim in a pool outside of Kununurra , a small town in the Australian Outback, while filming the epic movie “Australia” and now the star has been warned by Aborigines who say she will not be able to have more children because she broke a sacred taboo by playing a didgeridoo on German television.

Aborigine culture forbids women to play the instrument because of a belief it will leave them barren.

She only blew briefly into the long wooden instrument while Hugh Jackman danced next to her.

“People are going to see Nicole playing it and think it’s all right,” said Aboriginal language teacher Richard Green. “But it will mean she has no more children. It is not meant to be played by women as it will make them barren.”

There’s a little bit of controversy since Kidman spent plenty of time in the Outback and, according to Alan Madden, a cultural officer with Sydney’s Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council, she should have known better.

Kidman has two adopted children with ex-husband Tom Cruise and had an ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage during the marriage. After marrying country singer Keith Urban, gave birth to daughter Sunday Rose earlier this year.

She’s said she might want to have more children: “In terms of my future as an actor and stuff, I don’t know. I’m in a place in my life where I’ve had some great opportunities. And I may just choose to have some more children.”

2 comments

  1. avatar xspader says:

    If this is true then why are they sold at every gift shop in Australia where anyone can pick them up and play them? shouldnt they have a warning label?

    Superstitious bollocks I say!

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