After a week of shocking confessions about his private life, Mark Owen’s checked into rehab. The married Take That singer said he had affairs with as many as ten women and that he’s been drinking too much. “I am not using the drink as an excuse,” Mark told The Sun. “I’ve been living with the guilt. Maybe the drink was my way of dealing with the guilt, I don’t know… it hasn’t helped, but I’m not blaming everything on it.” Watch a report from ITN below.
Mark Owen’s former lover Chloe Bailey spoke with News of the World about sexual romps with the Take That singer that went on for 10 hours. “He was a fantastic lover. He had a wonderful body,” Bailey said. “He may seem the smallest of the guys from Take That but he was very muscly and athletic. The only exercise he ever did then was have sex with me and we did it so often it kept him in perfect shape.” But their 2-year romance quickly fizzled when the boy band reunited. “He chose fame over me,” she complained. “He dumped me and wrecked my life.”
The People reports that Mark Owen has learned how to breakdance so he can thrill fans at Take That’s comeback gig in Newcastle Sunday night. “Mark has always been a good dancer and he wanted to do something special for the tour,” a source said. “He used to breakdance in his youth but he was pretty rusty. Now he’s got back into it he loves it and is really good at it too.”
Mark Owen tells The Sun that Take That will reunite to mark the 10th anniversary of their break-up on December 20th at Mark’s gig in North London. “We have some very special guests lined up,” he said.
The People reports that former Take That singer Mark Owen is being investigated by cops over bizarre claims he groped a busty blonde at The Kebab Korner. After topless model Julie Thomas twice refused to go home with him, she claims he groped her. Julie added: “All of a sudden he just grabbed me and he was really rough. We were all dressed provocatively but that did not give him the right to behave like that. When I got back to my friend’s house I phoned the police.”
The Sunday Mirror reports that Robbie Williams is to buy a £2million country retreat in the Lake District, just 22 miles away from his former Take That bandmate Mark Owen. “It’s a stunning house,” a source said. “It is ideal for Robbie because it is very private and in a beautiful location. It will also give him the chance to see more of Mark, who he has always been very close to.”
The full story at sundaymirror.co.uk has since been removed.
Reggae Robbie Williams?
July 18, 2005 – The Sun reports that Robbie Williams is looking towards adopting a reggae sound on his forthcoming LP ‘Intensive Care’. “Robbie’s been listening to a lot of dub and reggae and was inspired to try it himself,” a source revealed. “When he sang it for the first time, those who heard it compared it to a young Bob Marley. He has given the reggae sound a modern twist and his voice really suits the music.”
Neil Sean of Sky News reports that former Take That star Mark Owen has no plans to release any more material on his own record label because it’s “just too expensive”. Owen had re-launched his career with ‘Four Minute Warning’, which charted decently, but his next single and album faded. Instead, Owen plans to release some new songs on the net soon.
Vs, 5Boyz, CLEA, Former Westlife star Bryan McFadden, Liberty X’s Michelle Heaton and Jessica Taylor, and former Take That star Mark Owen participated in Music Industry Soccer Six 2004 – Celebrity Soccer Tournament on Sunday (May 9) at Goodison Park in Liverpool, England. Check out pictures from FilmMagic and GettyImages.
Former Take That star Mark Owen has created his own record label (Sedna Records). His forthcoming single, ‘Makin’ Out’, is going to be released on May 24th under that label. Owen has worked on this track with famous producer Tony Hoffer. For more information, please visit MarkOwenOfficial.com.
The Mirror reports former Take That star Mark Owen has been dropped by his record company – for the second time in his career. A spokesperson at Island Records confirmed: “We’re no longer working with Mark Owen.” His manager said, “It wasn’t really working out with Island and he’s set up his own label, Sedna Records. He’s been in LA working with producer Tony Hoffer, who’s worked with The Thrills. He’s not giving up – at the moment he’s casting for his next video and his single should be out at the end of May.”