Robbie Williams has emotionally revealed his father, Peter, has Parkinson’s disease.
The Rock DJ singer, 46, opened up about battling with “fear and panic” of falling into a state of depression after his father’s illness and other “family issues”.
Robbie, who is married to Ayda Field, also revealed his mother-in-law has health issues, after previously being revealed to have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s and lupus.
He told Mirror Online: “We’ve got a lot of family issues right now. My dad has got Parkinson’s, my mother-in-law who I love dearly has got a very big illness. We can’t get to them. My dad is thousands of miles away.”
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Robbie, who recently shocked fans with the arrival of his fourth child earlier this year, is in lockdown in Los Angeles, while his father is in Stoke-on-Trent.
His parents do not live together as they divorced when Robbie was just three years old. Robbie added: “My mum is just a year short of 80 and she’s in isolation and I can see the things whirling in her mind and her eyes going.”
Former The X Factor judge Robbie, who shares four children with wife Ayda, 41, also admitted he has “fear and panic” that his family issues could lead him into suffering from depression and drink and drug problems, which he has battled in the past.
He said: “I noticed at the start of the lockdown that I was going into fear.
“But the difference between me now and the person I used to be… I saw it, thought: ‘That’s interesting – tomorrow will be different’. And it was.
“Whereas before I used to think that I’d feel that way for a decade.”
Dad of four Robbie previously opened up about his own health fears after he isolated away from his family as he suffered from coronavirus symptoms in April.
Speaking to The Sun Online, he revealed: “When I landed back in LA it was unusually cloudy and grey, and what with everything going on it did feel very apocalyptic.
“I was in quarantine in an Airbnb down the road from my family and started worrying about food, about my medication running out, about Beau and my family, and was just very fearful for a couple of days.
“Then I could feel my body was getting lethargic and tired and heavy and I convinced myself I’d got coronavirus.
“I never normally do it but I got down on my knees and prayed. I thought about my wife and family.
“Within 30 seconds I had lifted my vibration and was in love.
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“And you know what? The symptoms went away and the fear went away.
“I’ve now safeguarded myself against lower energies, against feelings of worthlessness.”
Robbie then admitted: “I have to do this because I am a depressive.
“If I don’t keep myself safe then it’s not a pleasant place to be.“
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