New health fears for Robbie...
Robbie Williams has revealed that he believes he may have Asperger’s syndrome or be on the autistic spectrum.
The father-of-two – who is married to Loose Women star Ayda Field, made the candid confession during a Radio 2 interview recently.
Pop superstar Robbie discussed his battle with mental illness explaining that he finds it ‘hard work’ living with the struggles he faces.
He admitted: ‘I have big blind spots. Maybe Asperger’s or autism. I don’t know what spectrum I’m on – I’m on something.
‘It’s quite hard work being in my head – I have an interesting compulsion, addiction, mental illness, I’d say.’
The 43-year-old went on to confess that he doesn’t believe his mental state would be different if he weren’t in showbiz.
He said: ‘I would have that if I was Robbie Williams the pop star or Robert Williams the labourer.’
Robbie bravely continued, explaining how he copes with this mental health on a daily basis. The star also revealed that he’s accepted his mental health battles as ‘who I am’.
He said: ‘Day-to-day, things change. I do the same things as the day before, but today’s a different day and I don’t know why it’s difficult to get out of bed. It’s just who I am.’
Robbie also went on to detail the darker side of his mental health problems – admitting it often drives him to ‘seek bad stuff about myself’.
The popular singer said: ‘What is interesting is my compulsion … to go and seek bad stuff about myself.’
However, he also revealed that the ‘compulsion’ actually often motivates him to be a better version of himself.
‘I’m addicted to the rush… to going, “I’m an idiot. I can’t sing. That song was bad”. It’s a curse and a blessing because it propels me forward and has made me the person I am today.’
From our sister site Woman. Words by Amy Hunt.