Robbie Williams admits using anti-depressants to ‘calm his demons’

'The demons are quiet'

Robbie Williams has opened up about his battle with depression, revealing that he has used anti-depressants to ‘calm his demons’.

The ‘Angels’ BRIT-winner, who is currently touring in support of his new album ‘The Heavy Entertainment Show‘, was talking to the Radio Times when he revealed that he had a ‘weird summer’ where he couldn’t relate to anyone apart from his wife, Ayda Field.

“But it happens to coincide with finding a different medication … It’s called Brintellix,” he said. “I had a really weird summer. Just couldn’t connect with anybody, apart from my wife. I didn’t know how to talk to anybody, even people who are with me every day. I was isolated, in my head.”


He continued: “It was troublesome and sad. Then I tried this anti-depressant and things have changed. The demons are quiet.”

Robbie Williams and wife Ayda Field

When speaking of his relationship with drugs and addiction nowadays, he added: “I’m not searching to do anything. But I definitely can’t drink. I definitely can’t do coke. I can’t do ecstasy. And I don’t fancy heroin.”

For more information on battling depression, visit Samaritans.

Meanwhile, Robbie Williams upcoming UK tour dates are below

Fri June 02 2017 – MANCHESTER Etihad Stadium
Tue June 06 2017 – SOUTHAMPTON St Marys Stadium
Fri June 09 2017 – EDINBURGH BT Murrayfield Stadium
Tue June 13 2017 – COVENTRY Ricoh Stadium
Sat June 17 2017 – DUBLIN Aviva Stadium (Lansdowne Road Stadium)
Wed June 21 2017 – CARDIFF Principality Stadium
Fri June 23 2017 – LONDON Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

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