Robbie Williams has revealed he has been giving his Brit Awards away, including one to footballer Wayne Rooney. The singer made the revelation in a new interview with Radio Times magazine, where he confessed he was actually intoxicated when he handed one of his statues to the Manchester United star. "I've given them away," he explained. "Dad's got one, my mum's got a couple, Wayne Rooney's got one."
"I was stoned and Wayne got injured in a match, and I shouted to my manager, 'Michael, will you send a Brit to Wayne Rooney…Tell him to get better from me…,'" he added. "It was like those shopping decisions you make on Amazon when you're on Ambien [a sleeping pill]. But it was well intentioned, and he sent me a pair of signed football boots. So, good deal!"
The 42-year-old, who has sold more than 70 million records worldwide in his solo career alone, has won an impressive 18 BRITs, including the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010 and more recently, the BRITs Icon Award.
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Robbie Williams has revealed he handed Wayne Rooney one of his Brit Awards
Meanwhile, the Rock DJ hitmaker often speaks openly about his health, and earlier this year he discussed some of his past demons, including his battle with addiction and his mental health issues. "There was always a lack of self-worth, a lack of confidence," he told the Evening Standard. "That's sort of driven my life.
"Both as a curse and a blessing. It's driven everything forward and keeps me moving forward, too. I also think that the neurosis is interesting. It's much more interesting to be a little bit broken and talk about your vulnerabilities. I don't have a choice either way, because I am built for oversharing."
"Dad's got one, my mum's got a couple, Wayne Rooney's got one," he said
His wife of six years, Ayda Field, recently revealed on Loose Women that this summer was "particularly bad" for Robbie as he felt very isolated. "It gets difficult for him when he goes out people expect him to be charismatic and cheeky and show the tiger pants," she explained. "That's not always there in the tank. He's quite shy. It's a big responsibility, it's a lot of pressure. You so badly want someone to shift out of that mindset and it's almost frustrating when you can't pull them out it as you so badly want to rescue them from themselves."