Robbie Williams almost rejected docuseries because of past trauma
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Robbie Williams almost rejected docuseries because of past trauma

After years of dealing with personal issues, Robbie Williams opened up about the struggles that he had filming his new Netflix docuseries. Williams had problems with mental health in the past and had trouble adjusting to some of the footage he saw of his younger self.

In some recent footage, Williams could be heard talking about how difficult it was to show up for the interview, saying to the producers (via Evening Standard), “I’m late today because I didn’t want to come. There was… more of me that I didn’t want to face, I think”.

When discussing the massive fame that came with his early solo hits, Williams wondered whether the adulation played a hand in his health issues, continuing, “Depression sprints through my family. I don’t know if I’d be this mentally ill without fame. I don’t think it would be as gross or as powerful if it hadn’t have been for fame”.

Despite the toll that his profession has taken on his health, Williams remembered his famous gigs at Knebworth with pride. When looking at footage from the day, Williams remarked about how far he had come as a solo star, recalling, “I’m experiencing a huge high. Now, the audience is incredible. Everything I’m doing is working, and there is mass adulation. Professionally, I’m riding the crest of a wave”.