Robbie Williams wishes addiction help came later
Oct 27, 2012, 14:01 GMT
Robbie Williams regrets seeking help for his addictions so early.
The former Take That star - who has a history of drug and alcohol abuse - was sober for most of his 20s and wishes he hadn't accepted he was 'out of control' at such a young age.
He said: 'I regret that it was all over so fast. I regret the fact I was 19 when I realised I was out of control.
'I regret the fact I wasn't 29 or 30 when it happened and I'd spolodged my way around the world in some sort of alcoholic drug stupor. I spent most of my 20s sober.'
However, the 38-year-old star - who has two-month-old daughter Teddy with wife Ayda Field - admits he hit rock bottom several times in his 20s and would have welcomed death, had it not been for the help of Sir Elton John.
He told Shortlist magazine: 'Many times during my 20s and a short period in my 30s [I hit rock bottom]. In my 20s I was like, 'This is f***ing horrendous' but I didn't think I was going to die.
'The short period in my 30s I thought, 'I'm just about to die and I don't care.' In fact, it would have been a relief.
'But that's where you're f***ing head goes when you're taking loads of things you shouldn't be taking.
'The only person I knew who understood anything about it was Elton John. After a big bender it'd be [calling] 'Elton'. How weird is that, when the only person you know can help you is Elton John?'
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