Singer Robbie Williams has revealed how he was once the target of a hitman during the height of his career.
In a new interview with The Mirror, the 47-year-old soloist, who started his career in the boyband Take That, said at one point he had “a contract” put on him to have him be killed.
“I’ve never, ever said this, but I had a contract put on me to kill me. I’ve never said that publicly before. It went away. I have friends. That stuff is the unseen stuff that happens when you become famous,” Williams said.
The superstar went on to discuss how he has struggled with the attention that comes with being famous, but also how he has recently come to terms with it.
“Extreme fame and extreme success meets with anxiety and depression and mental illness. There’s a few levels of fame and what it does to you. The first one is “f**k,” he said.
“There’s a couple more I can’t remember but the fourth one is acceptance. You sort of rally against your privacy being taken away from you and you rally against it by trying to be normal,” he added.
Elsewhere, Williams is due to play a headline show in Munich Germany, this summer. The singer will perform to 150,000 fans at the outdoor area of Messe München as part of the venue’s Back To Live Summer 2022 concert series.