Robbie Williams 'believes he has Asperger Syndrome'

'There’s something missing in me, I have big blind spots'

Jack Shepherd
Friday 29 June 2018 08:52
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Robbie Williams performs during the World Cup opening ceremony
Robbie Williams performs during the World Cup opening ceremony

Robbie Williams believes he may have Asperger’s Syndrome.

The singer has previously spoken publicly about battling depression and anxiety, as well as being open with his struggles with drug and alcohol abuse.

Speaking on BBC Radio 2, the 44-year-old said: “There’s something missing in me, I have big blind spots.

“Maybe Asperger’s or autism. I don’t know what spectrum I’m on – I’m on something.

“It’s quite hard work being in my head – I have an interesting compulsion, addiction, mental illness, I’d say.”

The former Take That singer added: “I would have that if I was Robbie Williams the pop star or Robert Williams the labourer.”

Williams has become the second high-profile person within the last 24 hours to discuss Asperger’s Syndrome.

Niall Aslam, a former Love Island contestant, spoke about being affected by the condition.

Asperger Syndrome falls under the Autism spectrum disorder and is a condition that affects someone’s social skills. You can find out more about the condition on the NHS website and the National Autistic Society’s page.

Williams is married to American actress Ayda Field, 39, and the couple have two children: a five-year-old daughter, Teddy, and son Charlton, three.

On Thursday, he made a surprise appearance on stage in Amsterdam with fellow British popstar Ed Sheeran.

Earlier this month, Williams courted controversy when he showed his middle finger to the camera during a performance at the World Cup’s opening ceremony in Russia.

Additional reporting by agencies.

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