Robbie Williams' deathly drink
09:30 22 September 2005
Robbie Williams has confessed he gave up alcohol the morning after he thought about drinking himself to death.
The now-teetotal singer admitted: "The big revelation was about five years ago when the night before I thought, 'You know what? I may as well just drink myself to death. What a great way to go out. That'll be brilliant.'
"Then I woke up the next morning and thought what a bad idea it was. I haven't really drunk since then."
Robbie claims he first realised he had a drink problem when he was just 19 years old.
He recalled to Britain's BBC Radio 2: "I'd just got back from the MTV awards with Take That and we'd gone on a bender, which nearly involved me throwing my insides up.
"And I was walking round and I thought, 'Yeah, I've got a problem and I'm only 19.'"
The star claims being teetotal is "rock 'n' roll".
He explained: "It's kind of rock 'n' roll because you've got to go with however you're feeling on any given day. I drank because I felt bad and was depressed, but now if I feel like that I've got to go with it and ride it though."
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