The Mirror reports Robbie Williams, who is celebrating his 30th birthday today, owes his sobriety to living in Los Angeles, despite it’s reputation as a party city, and fears returning to the UK, might cause him to slip back into his old ways of alcohol abuse. “Robbie could never have got sober back home in England,” a close colleague said. “In LA he’s become drug and drink- free without anyone tempting him. He’s proud of his achievement. Robbie has done lot of soul searching, and has really grown up during his time in LA. Most people go to Hollywood for the bright lights and fun – Robbie went there to get away from parties and live a normal life where nobody recognizes him.”
Robbie Song Is Europe’s Biggest
January 28, 2004 – Robbie Williams’ hit ‘Feel’ was the most played song on radio in Europe in 2003, according to a music survey. Dido was at #2 with ‘White Flag’ and Craig David at #3 with ‘Rise And Fall’, said analysts Music Control. Others in the top ten included Christina Aguilera (‘Beautiful’), Avril Lavigne (‘I’m With You’), and Pink (‘Family Portrait’). Read more.