“Something like Ozempic”: Singer takes appetite suppressants
Robbie Williams helped with his weight loss with medication. He spoke about this in a new interview.
Not just sport and healthy eating: singer Robbie Williams (49) revealed that he took medication to help him lose weight.
“I need it”
By taking an appetite suppressant, the former Take That star was able to reduce his weight from 88.5 to 76.7 kilograms. He said that in an interview with the British “Times”. In it he explained: “Babe, I’m on Ozempic… Well, something like Ozempic.” The drug is actually intended for diabetes patients, but is currently in great demand as a so-called weight loss injection among many celebrities because it reduces appetite. The singer said: “It’s like a Christmas miracle. And I need it, medically. I’ve been diagnosed with self-hatred type 2.” He went on to say that being overweight was “catastrophic” for his mental health. Williams has battled depression and anxiety for years.
His mental health issues are also discussed in the Netflix documentary, which premieres on November 8th. In four episodes, “Robbie Williams” looks back on his career and life in the spotlight. Viewers can also expect previously unreleased footage and new interviews from the singer.
The dark side of fame
The trailer already has it all. Williams talks about how he suffered a “nervous breakdown in front of thousands of people.” The early career with Take That was difficult: “I was the center of the pop culture world. I felt like I was revealing more and more of myself to the point where you no longer recognized yourself.” Williams’ sad realization: “When you’re in the spotlight, you can’t trust anyone.” He experienced incredible success professionally, but reached his lowest point in his private life. From 2006 to 2009, Williams struggled with social anxiety disorder, which left him housebound for three years. The father-of-four has also previously spoken about entering rehab in 2007 after taking speed, acid, heroin, cocaine and “heartbreaking” amounts of prescription drugs.
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