Robbie Williams almost quit

Robbie Williams almost quit music after his last three albums flopped

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This article is from 2012.

Robbie Williams

Robbie Williams

Robbie Williams almost quit music after his last three albums flopped.

The 'Candy' hitmaker admits he had grown tired of his career after the moderate success of 'Reality Killed the Video Star', 'Rudebox' and 'Intensive Care', but felt "liberated" by the fact he was no longer concerned with success.

He said: "I feel like my navigation system was broken back then and like I wandered around aimlessly. It was liberating anyway. However, I didn't really care about my career in 2006. I just felt incredibly lethargic and like I couldn't live up to the requirements of being a pop star."

Asked if he wanted to quit, he said: "Quite definitely. Mentally I had already waved my career good bye."

Robbie had already decided he wanted to give up music for a career as an artist - but found his skills in that discipline were quite limited.

He said: "I had started to paint and wanted to become a serious artist. Unfortunately I'm an awful painter. And I'm not very good at making radical decisions. Otherwise I would have call it a day."

This article is from 2012.

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