Robbie Williams admits he became ‘morbidly obese’ after ‘stoned’ supermarket trips. Robbie Williams had candidly opened up on his weight gain struggles and how they were linked to his drug use.
Robbie Williams has revealed his battle with his weight gain came after he visited the supermarket while high on drugs.
The Let Me Entertain You singer, 46, said he became “morbidly obese” after he first quit Take That in 1995 and his life changed.
And, around 25 years after quitting the band which made him famous, Robbie has looked back on his weight gain and drug use.
Speaking on his At Home With The William’s podcast, he admitted he gained weight after using drugs while living alone.
He explained: “I rented a flat. I went to the supermarket in 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’.”
Robbie, who recently opened up on his anxiety while missing work in lockdown, continued to explain that he found himself rapidly gaining weight as a result of a high-calorie diet.
He explained: “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’.”
Robbie has been incredibly candid about his struggles with weight and drugs in the past.
In May this year, Robbie, who recently opened up about "fear and panic" after his dad's Parkinson's disease diagnosis, reflected on how his weight struggles have affected his mental health in the past in a candid video.
The singer, who is an ambassador for WW formerly known as Weight Watchers, explained: “I'd done some very extreme things before where I've basically lived on fresh air; broth, some mango and that was it.
“And 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, I mean you’ve seen me… this is the best I've been solidly for a long time.
“Consistency is the best I've ever been, I think.”
As he posted the clip on his Instagram page, he opened up about his relationship with food in the caption.
Robbie wrote: “I've said it before, but this really is the best I’ve felt in such a long time. By staying consistent with the program on @ww.uk for over a year now, I’ve really noticed the positive impact it’s had not just physically, but mentally as well.
“Knowing that I can eat what I want and nothing is off-limits, the way I look and the way I feel now co-exist… and I feel amazing x”.