Robbie Williams opens up on ‘Bigorexia’ struggles
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Robbie Williams opens up on ‘Bigorexia’ struggles

Netflix are set to release a four-part documentary about the life of Robbie Williams, with Joe Pearlman directing the series that will look into the career, struggles and relationships of the famous English singer.

The series will be released on Netflix on November 8th, detailing the highs and lows of Williams’ life in the spotlight.

One facet of the show will be an examination of Williams’ battle with “Bigorexia”, a condition that makes sufferers obsessively want to build muscle in their body and is similar in some ways to anorexia. 

In an interview with The Sun, William said, “I had ‘bigorexia’ which is thinking you have no muscles and no size and anorexia. There is a word that’s missing though, and that’s what I am.”

He added, “It was either restrictive or over-eating – I’ve never had it right…there is an eating disorder; I’m just not sure which is my brand.”

Back in 2017, the singer spoke about his body dysmorphia with Hello magazine, saying, “I am absolutely asleep and I get up, and I go and eat. I don’t do it on purpose – I’m not aware I’m doing it – but it happens.”

“And apparently in my sleep I don’t want kale; I want sugar and loads of it,” noted the former Take That star.