Can Robbie Fight off His Demons without an All Saint's Love?

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Can Robbie Fight off His Demons without an All Saint's Love?


Byline: RICK HEWETT

IT SHOULD be the crowning moment of his career.

The world at his feet after one of pop's most astonishing comebacks, Robbie Williams could be forgiven a degree of smug satisfaction.

But just as life is bringing him the acclaim he always dreamed of, the 25-year-old star seems unable to work things out with the woman described by friends as 'the final element in his happiness'.

His on-off relationship with All Saints singer Nicole Appleton, 25, is, they say, causing an insecurity and unhappiness that threatens to unleash the demons that stalled his career once before.

The result is a troubled man who is up one minute and down the next.

On stage at London's Wembley Arena on Friday night, the former Take That singer looked tired, preoccupied and not entirely focused on the event in hand.

He told fans he had been so drunk during the Brit Awards ceremony ten days earlier that he did not realise until the next morning that he had collected three statuettes.

He went on to punctuate his show with swearing, smoking and flashing his backside at the crowd.

But on the same Wembley stage only 24 hours later, he was back to his sparkling best, leaving his audience screaming for more.

'He was articulate, witty and very enter-

taining,' said an insider. 'There was no way he had been drinking. He played a great gig.

Whatever was bothering him on Friday seemed to have passed.' But there was no escaping the fact that Robbie has begun to pile on the pounds again the result, it would appear, of his return to drinking.

The singer's appearance and his disjointed ramblings on stage were the main subject of conversation in the arena's hospitality area following Friday's concert.

'Robbie is obviously not a happy young man at the moment,' said one senior music industry figure who declined to be named.

'It's clear he's stuck in one of those hedonistic self- destructive moods which seem to take him over every few months 'If he is not careful he could throw it all away. The Robbie we're seeing now is, unfortunately, far more like the Robbie we saw go off the rails two years ago.' At the Brit Awards, the star made no secret of the fact he |

had been drinking - holding up a handwritten sign proclaiming himself to be 'Legless' and choosing vodka rather than water in the backstage area. …

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