Robbie Williams has admitted his two stone weight loss was helped along by “something like Ozempic”.
The former Take That singer, 49, who spent years struggling with addictions to junk food and drugs, has confessed his use of an appetite suppressant has led to him going from 13st 13lb to 12st 1lb.
Robbie, who has four children with his wife Ayda Field, 44, and regularly flashes his thin physique on his social media, also joked in an interview with The Times he needs the weight loss drug as he has been diagnosed with “type 2 self-loathing”.
The singer, once branded ‘Blobby Williams’ in the depths of his drug addiction and compulsive eating when he became a virtual hermit after he quit Take That, told the publication about how being overweight is “shockingly catastrophic” for his mental health: “Babe, I’m on Ozempic... well, something like Ozempic. “It’s like a Christmas miracle. I’ve gone from 13st 13lb to 12st 1lb. And I need it, medically. I’ve been diagnosed with type 2 self-loathing.
“It’s shockingly catastrophic to my mental health to be bigger. My inner voice talks to me like Katie Hopkins talks about fat people. It’s maddening.”
Robbie, whose children are Teddy, 10, Charlie, eight, Coco, four, and Beau, three, added about watching back an upcoming Netflix documentary on his life and career: “It’s astounding what’s happened in my life. But the past has me in a headlock.
“Something has to give. You’re only supposed to do this at the pearly gates with Saint Peter this looking back at your life.”
He added about how he was overwhelmed with fame in the early days of Take That: “When I joined Take That I was 16 – it was insane. I was the centre of the pop culture world.
“I felt like I was giving more and more of myself away to the point where you don't recognise yourself any more.
“Being in the spotlight you can’t trust anybody. I was having a nervous, mental breakdown in front of thousands of people.
“The thing that would destroy me has also made me successful. Touch the fire, push when it says pull and see if I can live. I don’t know how easy it is for people to get to know me.”