Robbie Williams rang in his 50th birthday with a bizarre update on Tuesday, as he ‘bigged up’ his Astrological sign and thanked his fans.
The singer, who is now worlds away from his drug, drink and sex-fuelled days, spoke of how he was ‘very grateful’ for his life but admitted he ‘wasn’t a big fan’ of himself.
In the post shared to Instagram, he thanked he fans for ‘mystical on stage moments’ and uploaded an illustration of a birthday card.
Robbie wrote: ‘I love being Aquarius, I don’t like February but there’s a Cosmic something-something about being born between Jan 12 to Feb 19 that makes me feel a bit Magic.In its purest mystical term.
‘And look, every other aspect of myself I’m not really a fan of. Or at least I don’t notice what other people see in me when they’re being kind. So allow me the folly of bigging up my Astrological sign.’
Robbie Williams rang in his 50th birthday with a bizarre update on Tuesday, as he ‘bigged up’ his Astrological sign and thanked his fans (pictured in November 2023)
The singer, who is now worlds away from his drug, drink and sex-fuelled days, spoke of how he was ‘very grateful’ for his life but admitted he ‘wasn’t a big fan’ of himself (pictured in August 2023)
He continued: ‘Which leads me to ask. Does everyone think that their sign is special?
‘So I’m 50. There will be no big essay about what was and what now is or my hopes and dreams. For that see Netflix for details But I will say this. Im very content and I’m very grateful.
‘For me, it’s hard to get excited about ‘’Your special day’’ Because life has been so kind to me and to be honest, every day that I experience -in its own way- is f***ing epic.
‘I will say in advance thank you for your well wishes. And I in return would like you to know I have experienced some mystical moments on stage that have elevated me to another realm – Spiritually- I always return but I have experienced things beyond the veil.
‘And for that, I am very grateful for you gifting me that opportunity and being part of it too. Thank you.
‘For whatever you send my way in the form of kind thoughts – THANK YOU. For putting me in your prayers – THANK YOU
I’m just sat here thinking about those beaming smiles that greet me when im on stage. It’s pure love and even my cynical heart is overpowered when I see them. I feel them. They’re extremely potent- THANK YOU. And for growing old with me- THANK YOU.’
In the post shared to Instagram, he thanked he fans for ‘mystical on stage moments’ and uploaded an illustration of a birthday card
Elsewhere, his wife Ayda also wished him a happy birthday
Piers Morgan wrote: ‘Happy 50th Birthday Robbie! Great entertainer, great bloke.’
His pal Katherine Jenkins also wished him well
He concluded: ‘If you’re thinking ‘’Hang on, he didn’t mention his family’’ Well, I’ll tell them myself the old-fashioned way. By using words that come out of my mouth that they hear with their ears whilst I stand in front of their faces.
‘OH AND. Tonight I was at a restaurant and the amazing pizza arrived. The first thing I did was say ‘’You MUST try this pizza it’s incredible’’ So it turns out I’m a PIZZA PUSHER.’
Elsewhere his wife Ayda Fields also wished him a happy 50th birthday as well as pals Katherine Jenkins and Piers Morgan.
Piers wrote: ‘Happy 50th Birthday Robbie! Great entertainer, great bloke.’
Katherine added: ‘Happy 50th Birthday. Wishing you an awesome day!’
Robbie’s hell-raising rock star life during which he bedded more than a hundred women and was drinking a bottle of vodka a day is well and truly behind him – and his wife of 13 years Ayda has played a huge part in him turning his life around.
The singer now describes himself as a ‘Coca-Cola lite agoraphobic’ and would rather eat a tangerine than have sex.
He shares pictures to his three million Instagram followers of himself indulging in a zen-like vegan lifestyle, playing with his four children and their doll house.
And, he talks about his back ‘being full of arthritis’ and having plastic surgery as his 50th birthday nears in February.
It’s a life in stark contrast from the cocaine and vodka binges and several stints in rehab he had in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
The former Take That singer has candidly opened up about his darker days and mental health battles as he tried to cope with the enormous fame he experienced – with a four-part Netflix docu-series charting his roller-coaster career set to be released on November 8.
A year after he embarked on what would turn out to be a hugely successful solo career following his split from the boy band in 1995, he went on a six-day vodka and cocaine binge where he was vomiting ‘black bile’ and didn’t sleep for 144 hours, believing he was ‘indestructible’.
His drugs and alcohol battle was described by Williams as a ‘fast track to death’ and has seen him have several stints in rehab, including in 2007 after taking speed, acid, heroin, cocaine and ‘heart-stopping’ amounts of prescription drugs, reported The Sun.
Robbie and his American actress wife of 13 years Ayda Field, 44, who he credits with for saving his life
In its stark contrast to his hell-raising days of the late 1990s and early 2000s, when he openly admitted he battled with drugs and alcohol addiction (Pictured in London in 1999)
Williams pictured in London, in 1995. He split form Take That that year and 12 months later he went on a vodka and cocaine six-day binge where he was vomiting ‘black bile’
Williams has previously revealed his ongoing battles with body dysphoria and anorexia, which he discusses in the Netflix series and how one time he was surviving on just one banana a day.
His love-life was just as frantic and saw him date a string of high-profile celebrities including Spice Girls Melanie C and Geri Horner, Lindsay Lohan, and All Saints’ Nicole Appleton, while rumours swirled he bedded Kylie Minogue and Nicole Kidman.
Today, Williams’ life has taken a complete turn and he has channelled his addictive personality into living a healthy lifestyle with his American actress wife Ayda, their four children – Teddy, Charlie, Coco, and Beau – through exercise, art, pickleball – and searching for aliens.
Gone are the days of drugs and alcohol, with the star, thought to have a net worth of £155 million, instead relaxing in soapy hot baths surrounding in lit candles and proud to be 23 years sober.