Former Take That singer, Robbie Williams, has recently opened up about his journey towards losing two stone in weight. The 49-year-old popstar attributed his weight loss to using an appetite suppressant similar to Ozempic. The medication has helped him go from weighing 13 stones 13 pounds to 12 stones 1 pound.
While Robbie humorously jokes about being diagnosed with "type 2 self-loathing," he also sheds light on the serious impact of being overweight on his mental health. He describes the experience as "shockingly catastrophic" and reveals how his inner voice can be mean to himself when he isn't at his desired weight.
In a trailer for his upcoming Netflix docu-series, Robbie Williams reflects on his mental health battles and the challenges he faced during his career. The four-part series, set to be released on November 8, coincides with the 25th anniversary of his solo career and will give viewers an intimate look at his personal archive spanning 30 years.
Williams shares candidly about the difficult moments he faced, including a "nervous, mental breakdown in front of thousands of people." He discusses the toll that fame took on him, particularly when he joined Take That at the age of 16, and how he felt like he was losing himself in the process.
The pop star has been open about his ongoing battle with mental illness and has previously struggled with depression and anxiety. During his peak fame, he faced agoraphobia, a social anxiety disorder that left him housebound for three years. Williams has also spoken about his time in rehab in 2007, where he sought help for substance abuse and addiction.
Robbie Williams' honesty and willingness to discuss his weight loss journey and mental health struggles shine a light on the challenges faced by many individuals. By sharing his experiences, he continues to break down the stigma surrounding mental health and encourages open conversations about wellbeing.