Robbie Williams Breaks Down on Stage Due to Long Covid

Robbie Williams has been battling with the effects of long Covid for over a year, and it finally took a toll on him during his recent performance at the Pinkpop music festival in the Netherlands. The pop legend had to stop his show midway after experiencing severe breathlessness and fatigue.

How Robbie Williams Caught Covid Twice in a Year

The former Take That star first tested positive for COVID-19 in April 2020, when he was living in Los Angeles with his wife Ayda and their children. He had to isolate himself in an Airbnb for three weeks, away from his loved ones, to prevent spreading the virus. He revealed that he felt “lethargic, tired, and heavy” during his recovery and that he struggled with his mental health while in isolation. He said: “The mental struggle has been the hardest bit about isolation, making sure we don’t slip into our own dark holes.”

The British hitmaker contracted COVID-19 again in January 2021, when he was on vacation in St Barts with his family. He had to stay in their villa and fight the virus before flying back home. He did not disclose how severe his symptoms were the second time, but he hinted that he was suffering from long COVID, a condition that causes persistent health problems after a coronavirus infection.

Robbie Williams long Covid: The Shocking Moment on Stage

The Millennium singer was performing at the Pinkpop music festival over the weekend, when he had a shocking moment on stage. He had just finished his third song, a cover of the Wilson Pickett classic Land of 1000 Dances, when he appeared out of breath. As his band started playing his next song, he asked them to stop.

“No, stop stop. I’m fked. I’m fked. It’s long Covid, I’ve got long Covid,” he said before trying to make light of the situation. “It’s not my fking age, you fkers.”

Despite the pause, the music star continued the show and performed 16 more songs, proving his professionalism and resilience.

Robbie Williams’ Future Plans

The Rock DJ star has not let long Covid stop him from pursuing his musical career. He has recently announced that he will release a new album, The Heavy Entertainment Show Vol. 2, later this year. He has also revealed that he is working on a collaboration with fellow boybander Niall Horan, 29, who opened for him at the Isle of Wight Festival on Sunday.

The former One Direction star has expressed his admiration for Williams, and said that he would love to work with him. He said: “He’s an absolute legend. He’s got some great stories and he’s a great laugh. He’s a great songwriter and performer, and I think we could do something really cool together.”


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