Robbie Williams says his fame has come from his low self-esteem, which has been a ''real drive''.
Robbie Williams doesn't like himself very much.
The 45-year-old singer admitted that he suffers from a ''lack of self-esteem and self-worth'' but it is this lack of confidence that he credits his success to, calling it a ''curse and a blessing''.
Speaking on the WW Wellness that Works podcast, Robbie - who is a WW ambassador - explained: ''The curse is a blessing because this lack of self-esteem, lack of self worth. It's been real drive. You know, it's like I'm here because I don't like myself very much. You know, that's the truth about the inside working of my mind, it's like, I don't like myself a lot and I feel uncomfortable in my own skin. And because of that, it's propelled me to do this on stage and be the 'let me entertain you' guy.''
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Robbie Williams says fatherhood has changed him and he's swapped late nights and ''strippers and cocaine'' for ''hummus and celery''.
Robbie Williams has changed since he became a father.
The 'Angels' hitmaker - who has Theodora, six, Charlton, four, and Colette, six months, with his wife Ayda Field - says he used to be all about late nights and ''strippers and cocaine'' before he became a dad but now he realises he wasn't an ''insomniac'', he was just ''a bit lazy''.
Speaking to the Daily Star newspaper, he said: ''Back in the 90s, it used to be strippers and cocaine and now it's hummus and celery and my life is much better for that. I used to live on rock star hours, which was go to bed at three or four o'clock in the morning, and wake up in the afternoon. You quickly realise when you have a child you are not an insomniac but a bit lazy and prone to exaggeration.''
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The new X Factor judge recently welcomed her third child via a surrogate
Ayda Field has had a busy few months and has given her fans a number of surprises namely when her and pop star husband Robbie Williams were unveiled as the newest X Factor judges and when they revealed a newest addition to their family of four - a little girl called Coco who was born via a surrogate.
Ayda Field and Robbie Williams have expanded to a family of five
Now the new mum and new TV star judge, 39, has revealed she never thought she'd get to be a mother for a third time.
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The star revealed it's hard work being inside his head sometimes
Former Take That star and rumoured new X Factor judge Robbie Williams has opened up about his health and revealed he thinks he may have Asperger's Syndrome or registers on the autistic spectrum. The Let Me Entertain You singer - who performed the hit in Russia to open the current World Cup - has, in the past, revealed his struggles with depression, anxiety and addiction.
Robbie Williams has opened up about his health struggles
In a recent interview with BBC Radio 2, the dad-of-two said he feels something "is missing" inside him and put it down to the possibility of the two conditions. He also revealed he felt it was quite "hard work" being in his head at times.
The former Take That singer could be set to take a seat on the ever-changing judge panel
The line-up for the X Factor judging panel is often just as dramatic as the show itself with departures, new arrivals, fashion faux-pas and glamourous good looks in abundance. Now, as 2018 bumps along into the sixth month, speculation has heightened about who will sit in those four coveted spots.
Could husband and wife duo, Robbie and Ayda, be set to join this year's X Factor?
With judging stalwart Louis Walsh now officially out of the picture and glamour pussycat doll, Nicole Scherzinger not signed up for another series, talk has turned to their replacementa and it seems the bad boy of Take That - Mr Robbie Williams himself - is being lined up for a spot on the show.
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Robbie Williams is worried that he's running out of ideas for his song lyrics.
Robbie Williams is running out of ''ideas'' for new song lyrics.
The 43-year-old singer has admitted he's beginning to get frustrated with his process for putting together tracks because he's finding himself using the same lines.
Speaking to the Daily Star newspaper, he said: ''I'm definitely running out of ideas. I don't know how many ways I can say: 'I'm neurotic and I messed up. Or: 'I love you, love me, I'm thick.' Or: Women, I like women.'
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Robbie Williams believes the music industry is in ''rapid decline'' because record companies are ''running for cover'' behind music streaming service Spotify.
Robbie Williams thinks the music industry is in ''rapid decline''.
The 'Let Me Entertain You' hitmaker admits streaming has become such a big player nowadays that record companies are worried, and insists he makes very little money from having his songs on the likes of Spotify.
He said: ''The music industry is obviously in rapid decline. I don't understand it but it looks like record companies are running for cover behind Spotify.
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Robbie Williams has revealed he would love to collaborate with U2 or former One Direction star Niall Horan.
He said: ''I'd love to do something with U2 but if they are not available Niall will do. I think I just wrote the lyric for it.''
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Robbie Williams and Ayda Field - Robbie Williams at Bonhams Auction House where he led the auction of a set of hand written lyrics for his song 'Kids' during 'The Robbie Williams Charity Sale: "Doing it for the Kids"' which is being held at Bonhams Knightsbridge - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 15th July 2015
Robbie Williams and Ayda Field - A variety of celebrities were photographed as they took to the red carpet at the 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival for the premiere of 'Sea of Trees' in Cannes, France - Saturday 16th May 2015
Robbie Williams baby girl has arrived safe and sound into the world, with attention on Wednesday turning to the Take That man and wife Ayda Field’s choice of name. Would it match Williams’ personality? Would the couple play it safe? Well, it’s a yes to both, kind of.
The 38-year-old singer took to his blog today to disclose that his baby girl would be named Theodora Rose Williams. Not the world’s most common name, though it’s certainly nothing to rival the more bizarre celebrity baby names of years gone by (Apple, anyone?) However, it seems that Robbie has given his first daughter a little nickname, telling fans that she will be “affectionately known as Teddy,” while adding, “Born 3.33pm on 18.9.12, 7Ibs 4OZ…Baby, Mummy and Daddy are all rockin.... Thank you for your best wishes XXXX.” Robbie had expressed concerns last week that he may miss the London birth of his child while touring other parts of the UK, though he did have a private jet on standby. Of course he did.
Williams and wife Ayda have already confirmed their daughter will grow up as a British citizen, despite the singer owning a home in Los Angeles and spending the majority of his time there over the past couple of years.
A complicated birth saw Field, 33, go into labour eight days premature, but all is well, and she gave birth to a baby girl at London's private Portland Hospital. Her arrival comes just two days after Robbie finished a string of solo comeback gigs, during which he joked about rushing off-stage if Ayda gave birth, and before his gig in Dublin on September 14 he said: "We thought the baby was going to have to be induced today," but no such action was needed. A close friend of Robbie’s, Jonathan Wilkes tweeted: "Just had the best news!" The pair met in 2006, marrying four years later at Robbie’s home in Los Angeles and it was in March this year they announced that Ayda was expecting their first child.
The former Take That star has been forthcoming in the upcoming months to the birth of his first child. "Ayda's like a very slim girl with a basketball — from the back you can't tell she's pregnant. She has been like an athlete where being pregnant is concerned — she's been a machine," he said, probably trying to compliment his wife. Talking of his impending role of Dad, Williams was equally honest: "It's so alien and also I've lived a very selfish life for a very long time where I haven't had to do anything for myself,” he explained. "I still don't know how to do anything for myself and there's a little person who's going to appear within the week maybe and I'm crapping it because if I don't know how to look after me, how can I look after her?” Well you better figure it out soon, Robbie, because she’s arrived. Only joking: here at Contact Music, we wish the new family all the best.
Date of birth
17th May, 1979