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Singer talks sexuality in new interview

Robbie Williams has spoken about sexuality in a new interview and how he used to identity as “somewhat gay” during his youth.

The pop singer, currently at number one in the UK with new album ‘The Heavy Entertainment Show’, graces the cover of gay lifestyle magazine Attitude this month.

During the interview, Williams revealed that he questioned his sexual orientation during his early 20s: “I was raised in a society where gay was the thing you levelled at somebody you wanted to hurt the most. So then being exposed to this world that I loved being a part of… I took my first ecstasy at a gay club… had the most incredible time. I thought: ‘Why have I lived like that when I could live like this forever?’ And I tried doing that, which led me to AA.”

“But also because of the homophobia that there is out there, I was sort of left as a 21 year old going: ‘Actually, I don’t hate the gay… so does that mean that I’m gay, too? So I was 21 or 22 and I was like: ‘Oh, that must mean that I’m somewhat gay, in some sort of way'”.

The singer went on to say: “There was a time where if you put ‘Robbie Williams’ into Google, it said ‘gay’. When it stopped being: ‘Robbie Williams gay’, I wondered what had happened”.

“The truth is with me and gay is that I can’t get round the cock thing,” he added. “You know I have crushes. Big male crushes. A lot. I crush a lot. But I just can’t do the cock. I don’t enjoy looking at mine that much. So I can’t get round that bit.”

“And if I could I would have because I like sex. I would have liked being able to have it on tap.”

Robbie Williams recently broke David Bowie’s chart record to make him the British solo artist with the most chart topping albums in the UK. Williams’ eleventh studio record notched up 67,000 combined sales last week. He also equals Madonna’s record in the UK but he is one album behind Elvis.

Williams also recently accused Jimmy Page of spying on him and being mentally ill amid their dispute over the renovation of Williams’ London mansion.