Robbie Williams has revealed he once “slit his wrists” to end his life in a candid discussion about the pressures of fame and his battle with drink and drugs.
The former Take That singer, 49, who is set to release a brand new Netflix documentary about his rollercoaster career, hit back at celebrities being ridiculed for speaking openly about their mental health struggles and suggested they only do so to to make the topic better known. sexy’.
He said The mirror: “There’s nothing sexy about taking a knife and slitting your wrists, which is what I did.” “We have to be careful what we say and how we say it.”
To clarify this point, he said, “I’m talking about slitting my own wrists.” The reason I say that is to qualify people regardless of whether they’re on MAFS [Married At First Sight] or Martin Scorsese’s new film”.
“We have to be careful what we accuse people of.” You think this and that is exaggerated to get attention and say they have autism. It is not okay.
Reveal: Robbie Williams, 49, has revealed he once “slit his wrists” to end his life in a candid discussion about the pressures of fame and his battle with drink and drugs
Dark times: Former Take That singer responded to celebrities being mocked for speaking openly about their mental health struggles, claiming they only did so to make the subject ‘sexy’ (Pictured in 1996)
He later shared The sun about his highly publicized battle with addiction and recalled a six-day binge.
He told the publication that despite vomiting “black bile,” he continued his cocaine and vodka binge, only to later realize how close he was to death.
Admittedly, “I thought I could snort the most, take the most pills, drink the most, and I thought that was a superpower at the time.”
“I didn’t know that was my quick way to death.” You feel like you’re indestructible, I didn’t feel like I was going to die. Only in retrospect do I realize that I was close.
Adding: “I stayed awake for six days.” “I was with someone who was doing business with the dealers and it was a six-day argument that happened very quickly.”
In the latest trailer for his upcoming Netflix docuseries, Robbie reflected again on his mental health struggles.
A drop ahead of the release of the four-part show on November 8th, which combines never-before-seen footage of Robbie with new interviews.
In keeping with the 25th anniversary of his solo career, the series offers an intimate look into his never-before-seen personal archive spanning 30 years.
Shocking: He later opened up about his highly publicized battle with addiction, recalling that he was on drugs for six days
Scary: He said that despite vomiting ‘black bile’ he continued his cocaine and vodka binge, only to later realize how close he was to death (pictured in 1997)
In the new trailer, he began by reflecting on his journey and career, before opening up about how things became increasingly difficult and led to a “nervous breakdown in front of thousands of people.”
Robbie, who shares Teddy, 10, Charlie, eight, Coco, four, and Beau, three, with his wife Ayda, mused: “It’s amazing what’s happened in my life.” But the past has me in a headlock .
“Something has to give.” “You should only do that at the pearly gates while St. Peter looks back on your life.”
He added that he was thrust into the spotlight at a young age: “When I joined Take That I was 16, it was crazy. “I was the center of the pop culture world.
“I felt like I was revealing more and more of myself to the point where you no longer recognize yourself.”
“When you’re in the spotlight, you can’t trust anyone.” I had a nervous breakdown in front of thousands of people.
Iconic: Marking the 25th anniversary of his solo career, Robbie’s upcoming Netflix series will provide an intimate look into his never-before-seen personal archive spanning 30 years
“The thing that would destroy me also made me successful.” Touch the fire, press when it says “pull,” and see if I can survive. “I don’t know how easy it is for people to get to know me.”
Robbie has been very open about his ongoing battle with mental illness and his history with depression and anxiety. And just as his fame reached its highest point ever, the pop star hit his lowest point.
From 2006 to 2009, Williams struggled with agoraphobia. Social anxiety disorder left him housebound for three years.
He has previously revealed that he entered rehab in 2007 after taking speed, acid, heroin, cocaine and “heartbreaking” amounts of prescription drugs.