'I looked like a farm animal': Robbie Williams says he became 'morbidly obese' when he got high and went food shoppingBy Jack Newman F
‘I looked like a farm animal’: Robbie Williams says he became ‘morbidly obese’ when he got high and went food shopping
Robbie Williams said he gained weight when he used to get high and go food shopping.
The singer, 46, found himself on a slippery slope when he left Take That in 1995 and adjusted to his new life.
Speaking on his At Home with Williamses podcast, the star said his drug use and bad diet contributed to his weight gain.
Candid: Robbie Williams said he gained weight when he used to get high and go food shopping after leaving Take That
He said: ‘I rented a flat. I went to the supermarket on my first shop. Once. Stoned.
‘Don’t go to a supermarket stoned. You make bad choices.
‘I opened the fridge door and there was this whole Mr Kipling cake.
‘And I can remember this moment going, “Hang on, I don’t live with my mum. I can eat all that cake”.’
Difficult time: The singer, pictured in 1996, found himself on a slippery slope when he left the band in 1995 and adjusted to his new life.
He explained that his newfound freedom caused him to put on the pounds in the following months.
He said: ‘That was January. By February I was morbidly obese.
‘I looked like a farm animal as it was quoted in the press in 1996, ‘Mr Kipling is a b*****d’.’
Life changes: Robbie is now an ambassador for Weight Watchers and has been open about his struggles with food and drugs
Robbie has been open about his struggles with drugs and his weight in the past and he was made an ambassador for Weight Watchers in 2018.
He said last month: ‘I’d done some very extreme things before where I’ve basically lived on fresh air; broth, some mango and that was it.
‘I was so emotional and depressed and had all of these feelings coming up because my body was starving itself.’
He added: ‘I’ve either been overweight and unhappy or been extreme and underweight and unhappy. Both of those places have led to depression.
‘I seem to have found a middle way… this is the best I’ve been solidly for a long time. Consistency is the best I’ve ever been, I think.’
Honest: The popstar said his issues with food and his weight have contributed to his depression