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Robbie Williams reveals his battle with arthritis

The star admitted that his diagnosis with the condition will affect his career.
Robbie Williams

Singer Robbie Williams has confessed he suffers from debilitating arthritis that has affected his ability to move.

The 42-year-old made the surprise announcement to the Evening Standard newspaper, revealing how it has affected both his public and private life.

“I’ve got arthritis in my back so I can’t put my foot through a ball,” he said, of his inability to play his beloved sport soccer.

“I have very tight hamstrings, barely existent calves,” he continued.

No more football for Robbie.

“I dance like a drunk dad at a wedding, but I’ve got to do something to fill the time on stage,” he said.

Meanwhile, Robbie has also started to open up more on his struggles with depression and addiction.

Robbie says he dances like a drunk dad at a wedding now.

He admitted that his family – including wife Ayda Field, four-year-old daughter Teddy and two-year-old son Charlie – has been his rock and helped him to pull himself out of the darkness.

“Having kids has completely focused my attention away from my neuroses and addictions,” he confessed.

Robbie confessed his life is so much better with wife Ayda and his kids.

“My life is tenfold better for it. Daddy goes to work and it all makes sense,” he said. “This is my job, it’s not a normal job. And having children has made it all make sense.”

The pop star recently released a new single and revealed that even though he’s a household name, he fears not breaking into the charts these days.

Watch Robbie reveal what his darkest days were like in the clip below. Post continues…

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“About six weeks ago, I was in Los Angeles and I was hearing about people really finding it difficult to break into the top 40,” Robbie explained.

“Pop stars that are much more relevant than me, struggling.

“I was like, ‘God, I’m f—ed. If they can’t get in, how the f— am I going to get in?

He continued: “The rules have changed. It’s all about streaming. My audience doesn’t stream, which means the singles charts are a bit f—ed for me.”

WATCH: Robbie Williams tells a hilarious (and VERY NSFW) story in the video below!

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