Robbie Williams Says He Did Drugs At The Queen's Diamond Jubilee In 2012
Robbie Williams has revealed he got up to a bit of mischief behind the scenes at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert in 2012.
Asking if he'd puked at the palace due to nerves, The Millennium singer told the Sun: "Threw up in Buckingham Palace? No, I smoked a spliff in Buckingham Palace." Woah, mate!
How would you even get a spliff into Buckingham Palace? Wouldn't a corgie sniff it out? Don't they have pretty tight security?
Robbie is in good company when it comes to misbehaving in front of her Royal Majesty: The Beatles got high when they visited the Queen in '65 (although it probably was something a bit stronger than weed, knowing them) and Vivienne Westwood didn't wear any underwear when she got her OBE.
In 2013, he admitted he was still smoking up.
It's a bit surprising to hear that Robbie still likes to get high - he was in rehab twice for addiction. His first trip to rehab was when he on his 33rd birthday - he thought he was only hours away from dying as he'd been taking "colossal, heart-stopping amounts" of drugs, including Vicodin.
"In 2006, I went on a world tour and I ended up doing rehab and I decided that I was going to retire," he said later. If it sounds insane that the charismatic singer would be retiring in his early thirties, you have to remember that Robbie was only sixteen year old when he shot to fame with Take That - the youngest member of the boy band. When he took off to do a solo career, it went from strength to strength with hits like Angels and Millennium. He's now worth a whopping £90 million.
But his personal life took a bit of a toll - he started hanging out with the Gallagher brothers from Oasis and drinking too much - and he ended up in rehab.
But he didn't want to retire forever - it really was just a break.
"I didn't tell anybody because I knew that it was b******s and I was second guessing myself that I really hadn't retired, so I spent three years retired and it's taken me a long time to come back," he admitted.
Nowadays he's on a much better path and despite his health problems in the past, is feeling much better.
"Feels great to be less neurotic and worried and mental. I'm still crazy but my crazy isn't stopping me from getting on stage and doing my job and going out and following my passion," he says.
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