Robbie Williams has admitted fears that he may be autistic, or have Asperger’s syndrome.
The former Take That singer, 44, revealed during an interview on BBC Radio 2 that he’s convinced he’s on the autistic spectrum, following an obsession with reading negative comments about himself that has left him bed bound.
He said: “There’s something missing in me, I have big blind spots.
“Maybe Asperger’s or autism. I don’t know what spectrum I’m on – I’m on something.
Robbie added: “It’s quite hard work being in my head – I have an interesting compulsion, addiction, mental illness, I’d say.”
Angels singer Robbie claimed that he often spent hours reading through negative comments about himself, which would leave him unable to get up.
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However, he claimed that his fame was not to blame for what was going on in his head.
“I would have that if I was Robbie Williams the pop star or Robert Williams the labourer,” he continued.
“What is interesting is my compulsion … to go and seek bad stuff about myself.
“I’m addicted to the rush… to going, ‘I’m an idiot. I can’t sing. That song was bad’.
“It’s a curse and a blessing because it propels me forward and has made me the person I am today.”
Robbie is father of Teddy, five, and Charlton, three, who he shares with wife Ayda Field.
He has previously admitted to suffering with addiction, anxiety and depression.
However, Robbie claims that he has got better at handling his own thoughts over the years.
“Day-to-day, things change. I do the same things as the day before, but today’s a different day and I don’t know why it’s difficult to get out of bed. It’s just who I am,” he added.