Robbie Williams reveals anti-depressants helped him overcome 'demons'

'I was isolated, in my head. It was troublesome and sad,' the pop singer says 

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Robbie Williams has spoken forthrightly about his mental health and explained how medication has helped him overcome his “demons”.

The former Take That singer, whose new album The Heavy Entertainment Show recently gained the number one spot, said he had a “really weird” summer and struggled to properly connect with people other than his wife.

The 42-year-old explained that he felt isolated and trapped in his own head but that things had improved since he tried an anti-depressant. 

When probed about his “demons” in an interview with the Radio Times, he said: “They’ve been all right. But it happens to coincide with finding a different medication. For real”.

“It’s called Brintellix. 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. It was troublesome and sad. Then I tried this anti-depressant and things have changed. The demons are quiet.”

Williams has spoken out about his struggle with addiction and depression in the past and his wife Ayda Field has also discussed his experiences in the public sphere. The singer has also been vocal about the importance of being open about his problems and undergoing therapy.