ROBBIE Williams in rehab for his dependency on prescription drugs

ROBBIE Williams in rehab for his dependency on prescription drugs

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February 13th, 2007, 10:40 am #1

ROBBIE Williams has been admitted into rehab for treatment for his dependency on prescription drugs, his spokeswoman said today.



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The former Take That star, who is 33 today, has entered a clinic in the US.

His spokeswoman Bryony Watts said: “Robbie Williams has today been admitted into a treatment centre in America for his dependency on prescription drugs.

“There will be no further comment on this matter.”

This is not the first time the star, who now lives in LA, has battled with his demons.

After he left Take That, he entered rehab for addiction to drink and drugs.

Model Lisa D'Amato recently revealed Robbie was taking antidepressants and was plagued with worries about his image.

She said: "It was clear he was struggling with his mind. He doesn’t drink, but he needs antidepressants to get him through the day. A lot of the time he seemed on edge."

Robbie received mixed reviews for his latest album Rudebox and only one Brit nomination.

He recently cancelled the Asia leg of his Close Encounters world tour, citing stress and exhaustion as the reason.

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February 13th, 2007, 10:43 am #2









Robbie Williams goes into rehab for drug addiction






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LONDON (Reuters) - Singer Robbie Williams has been admitted to a rehabilitation centre in the United States where he will undergo treatment for prescription drug addiction, his agent said on Tuesday.

Williams, who celebrates his 33rd birthday on Tuesday, is one of Europe's most successful entertainers who rose to fame as a member of the hit boy band Take That before going solo.

"Robbie Williams has today been admitted into a treatment centre in America for his dependency on prescription drugs," his public relations agent in London said. "There will be no further comment on this matter."

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February 13th, 2007, 10:50 am #3






Pills slowing Robbie right down


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Tuesday, July 01, 2003

3:48:53 PM

Chart star Robbie Williams has told how his battle with the bulge is a side-effect of the anti-depressants he uses.

The singer has been using Effexor – a drug similar to Prozac – for more than a year to lift his mood.

But, in an interview with Q magazine, he said the pills seemed to have affected his ability to burn off fat.

“Those anti-depressants have screwed up my metabolism. It’s slowed right down,” he told the August edition of the magazine.

“I run and walk miles on the machine but the weight just won’t come off.”

Williams, 29, has seen his weight fluctuate over the years, partly due to his former drink and drug use.

Noel Gallagher famously referred to the singer as the “fat dancer from Take That”.

Earlier this year it emerged he was using diet drinks in an effort to shift the pounds.

He was seen slugging on cans of low-fat drinks as he prepared for a TV special show in behind-the-scenes footage for a DVD of The Robbie Williams Show .

Williams made light of the flab-fighting liquid as he chatted to a cameraman.

“I’ve been in LA and I had to put on weight for a film I was doing,” he joked. “It’s not because I’m really vain or anything, it’s because I’m doing it for a film.”

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February 13th, 2007, 10:53 am #4

Have you ever been on antidepressants?

I'm on them now. Effexor. They're great except for one thing: They take the lead out of the pencil. I can get going, but I can't come.




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I think every gay man views straight men as "get-able."

It's true. It happens a lot, doesn't it?

Indeed. So I'll just ask you directly. Have you been "gotten"?

[Laughs] Not yet. It's certainly a possibility at some point in my life. I don't think too hard about it. If I meet a man I fancy enough to have sex with, I will.

How has speculation about your sexuality affected your relationships with women?

It never has. But here's a funny story about a girlfriend who thought I was gay. This was back when I was in Take That. We'd been on tour with the group D:Ream, and we'd done a long string of shows. I fell asleep while [my girlfriend and I] were having sex. I was so tired from dancing all night. So she's going down on me, and I fell asleep. I started to dream. I'm dreaming that I'm onstage with D:Ream, and I say "Oh, Peter," which is the name of the singer in the group. [Laughing] I woke myself up from that! She looks at me like [makes a stunned facial expression]. She thought I was gay. Funny story, isn't it?

Oh, yes. Did you fancy Peter [Cunnah, the lead singer of D:Ream]?

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No. Oh, God, no. He was a good bloke, though.

In one of your new songs, "Handsome Man," you refer to yourself as a male chauvinist pig. Are you?

No, I'm not. I've been a really good boy with women, actually. I was being glib when I said that in the song. The truth is that I've not always been honest in relationships. Over the past two years I've been learning how to be honest. It's been painful, but it's easier than lying. Lots of growth for me. I'm getting to the place where I can perhaps be in an honest relationship. It's great to keep sober and get some strength. When I was drinking I couldn't be honest with myself or with anyone about what was in my heart. I'm getting to the point where I can be.

What has been the hardest part about staying sober?

The relentless depression. I used to think it was about other things--superficial things. Then you cut everything away and see the part of you who gets sad or depressed. It's tough because you then have to deal with everyday life sober. It's hard.

Have you ever been on antidepressants?

I'm on them now. Effexor. They're great except for one thing: They take the lead out of the pencil. I can get going, but I can't come.

Is that so?

[Swatting his hands in the air] Stop that! You're lulling me into a false sense of security. Now I'm spilling my guts! I can see the headlines now: ROBBIE WILLIAMS FANCIES THE ROCK, BUT HE CAN'T COME! [Pauses] Hey, that's kind of brilliant, isn't it?

You love it, don't you?

[Grinning] Yes, I do. Y'know, I was once going to pose nude for a gay men's magazine.

Really? When?

Back when I was in Take That. Our manager, who was gay, loved to think I was gay, and he'd tease me about it all the time. He'd say, "Robbie, come on out, it's fine." We'd have a laugh about it. Well, he decided to play a joke on me and said that a gay magazine would pay me a lot of money if I would pose nude.

And you agreed?
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