EntertainmentRobbie Williams opens up about his struggles with andropause

Robbie Williams opens up about his struggles with andropause

Robbie Williams' career is exceptionally turbulent.
Robbie Williams' career is exceptionally turbulent.
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11:24 AM EDT, November 2, 2023

The Netflix mini-documentary series about Robbie Williams' 25-year career is about to premiere. In this series, the musician makes startling confessions about his battles with addiction, suicide attempts, and issues associated with aging.

Arriving this Wednesday, November 8, the mini-documentary series takes a deep dive into Robbie Williams' quarter-century solo career. In the four episodes, the star discusses his mental health and shares previously unseen footage and new interviews.

A shocking confession from Williams

The production provides a deeper understanding of the star's tumultuous career. The series reveals fresh details about Williams' life, such as his suicide attempt by slitting his wrists, as reported by the Daily Mail.

Williams, 49, uses the documentary to discuss the criticism celebrities face when they open up about their mental health challenges. In a conversation with The Mirror, he rejects the accusation that famous personalities discuss their mental health issues to gain attention or make their story seem more "glamorous". He emphasizes the importance of mindful discussions about such sensitive subjects.

In an interview with The Sun, the musician talks about his highly public fight against drug and alcohol addiction. Williams recounted a relentless party, where he didn't sleep for six days and despite vomiting black bile, continued taking cocaine, chased with vodka, oblivious to how close to death he was.

Williams discusses andropause and low libido

Throughout his disclosures, Williams maintains remarkable honesty about his health issues. He admits to feeling the physical toll of years of partying, complaining about thinning hair, low levels of testosterone, serotonin, and dopamine, and self-diagnosis with andropause.

Robbie Williams and Ayda Field at the Netflix miniseries premiere in London
Robbie Williams and Ayda Field at the Netflix miniseries premiere in London© Getty Images | Dave Benett

Williams also admits to having a low libido, although he states this does not affect his overall happiness in his relationship with Ayda Field. He reveals how his enthusiasm may often wane with Ayda's suggestions. "Sometimes now, though, Ayda will turn to me on the sofa and say, 'We should do sex,' and I'm sitting there eating a tangerine and just sort of shrug. So, ya know, sometimes we try," said Williams. He also expressed the view that intimacy wanes after marriage.

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