Robbie Williams has spoken publicly for the first time about his stint in rehab in 2007. Rob checked himself into a rehab clinic in Arizona on his 33rd birthday, but has only now revealed the extent of his three-year addiction to antidepressants.
Speaking in the third person, the singer told The Sun: “Robbie Williams does not go into rehab just if his life gets a bit out of control. It was damn serious. Death had to knock on my door to help me with my decision.
“I have a self-destructive character but does this hold me back from being happy? No.”
Thankfully, the addition of girlfriend Ayda Field into his life seems to have mellowed the singer somewhat.
“She didn’t try to change me and, just like that, she changed me for the better,” Robbie said. “I’m in love with someone who returns this love as strongly. I’ve never experienced that. That’s what makes me so careful in this relationship. I don’t want to hurt Ayda.”