13:30 31 August 2006
Robbie Williams has threatened to quit singing for good.
The 'Angels' singer says he no longer wants to be part of the "pop machine" because he feels it has turned him into a "monster".
Robbie - who is about to release new single 'Rudebox' - admits he longs to live a normal, quiet life and claims he will only continue singing for another 18 months.
The 32-year-old, who is believed to be worth around £100 million, said: "During the next 18 months I've got to see if I want to be part of the machine any more, because I don't see me singing again.
"It's a question of what I want and where I want to be. Can I live without the fame or is it something I'm addicted to?"
The shock announcement comes as Robbie's 'Close Encounters' tour continues to fill stadiums around the world.
The 'Rock DJ' singer - who has overcome alcohol and drug addictions - also revealed he is still battling the inner demons which have tormented him throughout his career.
He said: "I don't know where I stand at the moment. Do I take things into my own hands and dismantle this monster and have a nice life?"
Robbie has achieved a successful solo career since quitting boyband Take That in 1995.
In 2002, he signed a record-breaking £80 million contract with EMI and his single 'Angels' was voted the best song of the last 25 years by BBC Radio 2 listeners last year.
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