Robbie Williams thought hed be better off dead as addiction took over life

Robbie Williams: Netflix documentary trailer

Robbie Williams claims he “didn’t care” if he died from his drug addiction before eventually going to rehab.

The Take That star is the subject of Netflix’s latest four-part docuseries, which is due to drop on the streaming service on Wednesday, 8 November.

During the limited series, Robbie, 49, and his wife Ayda Field, discuss his publicised addiction to drugs in the late ‘90s and early 2000s.

Remembering the first time she’d seen the Angels singer on drugs, Ayda, 44, explained: “It was my entry into addiction.

“You wouldn’t notice his personality change but all of a sudden he would throw up watching TV.”

Elsewhere, Robbie went on to admit he thought he’d be better off dead when his addiction gradually got worse.

“There was a sense of…it would be better if I passed away, I didn’t care and it would be alright,” he said.

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He later added: “For me to change I’d need to be dying, die or stop what you’re doing.”

It’s reported that Robbie’s struggles with drugs began around the time he famously left Take That in 1995 after he attended Glastonbury Festival with Noel and Liam Gallagher.

As per The Guardian, he first checked into a rehabilitation clinic in Wiltshire following his departure from the band.

However, the father-of-four later admitted himself into a rehab joint again on his 33rd birthday.

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During a heartbreaking phone call to Ayda, Robbie broke things off with his new girlfriend.

Thinking back to that heartbreaking phone call, Ayda said: “I remember it was 2am and I called him and I was like, ‘I am just getting on the highway’ and he’s like, ‘Are you driving? call me when you get home’.”

Robbie remembered telling Ayda: “My management has done an intervention and they’re gonna take me to rehab.”

Ayda went on: “And he is like, ‘I can’t be in a relationship, I have to get better and I can’t be with you. I have to break up with you’.

“And it was like, I understood it because I saw that he was unwell and I remember thinking, ‘I just want you to get better’.

“I was so crestfallen. He was my soulmate and then he was gone.”

Robbie woke up in rehab on his 33th birthday and despite that rocky time in his life, he and Ayda did get back together and went on to get married and have children.

The new Robbie Williams documentary will air on Netflix on Wednesday, 8 November.

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