In an emotional first look at his new Netflix documentary, Robbie Williams highlighted the highs and lows of success.
The 49-year-old singer began his career in 1990 as a member of the successful boyband Take That, alongside Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Mark Owen, and Jason Orange.
After quitting the band in 1995, he started his solo career the following year, winning a record 18 Brit Awards and being inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame after being chosen the Greatest Artist of the 1990s.
Despite these incredible accomplishments, Robbie has been candid about his struggles with mental illness, self-esteem difficulties, alcoholism, and substance misuse throughout his career.
The Angels hitmaker will now be the subject of his own Netflix documentary, helmed by Bros: After The Screaming Stops creator Joe Pearlman.
The docu-series’ first teaser begins with the singer looking at the ground before cutting to a shot of him hanging upside down in front of a stadium audience.
‘The thing that would destroy me has also made me successful,’ he says, over more clips of him backstage cutting to live perfomances.
‘Big. More. Touch the fire. Touch the button. Push when it says pull,’ he continues.
‘All of those things have given me my career, but there’s also a detrimental side to it too. Just depends which wolf you feed.’
In the clip, Robbie seems emotional, with a close-up of his eyes welling up with tears before cutting to a throng cheering him on.
Announcing the project, Netflix’s Tudum site says: ‘The new as-yet-untitled series, announced at the Edinburgh TV Festival, is coming in hot with an unprecedented level of access to Williams and an intimate look at his career.
‘Over the course of more than 30 years that he’s been in the limelight, Williams has hit high highs and low lows. The series will follow those ups and downs — and the media scrutiny that already dogged Williams throughout his career.
‘From his struggles with addiction to his recovery, his breakup with Take That to their reunion, the documentary will use new interviews and peeks into Williams’ 25-year archive to delve deep into the heart and soul of a pop star.’
The documentary does not yet have a release date, although it was previously stated that it will be available on the streaming service later this year.
Source My Celebrity Life.