Reflecting on a truly memorable and slightly embarrassing incident from his career, Robbie Williams opens up about a candid moment when he found himself facing an unexpected situation during a live performance. The 49-year-old renowned singer, famous for hits like "Angels," recently took to Instagram to share a humorous account of an incident involving an unintentional bodily mishap while he was onstage with his former band, Take That.
In the candid post, Williams details an incident that occurred during a reunion tour with the British pop group. Suffering from a severe bout of food sickness, he described the feeling as "horrendous" and likened it to being on the brink of death.
This ailment turned out to be so debilitating that it led to the unfortunate cancellation of a show in Denmark back in 2011. Williams recounted that, despite not being fully recovered, he braved the stage at the Ajax stadium in Amsterdam a few days later.
However, he found himself in a precarious situation where he couldn't trust his own body. He shared, "I was in the precarious position of not being able to ‘trust a fart.' Which was unfortunate because that’s what I needed to do during my opening song.
Let me entertain you."
Robbie's Onstage Composure Triumphs
Maintaining his professionalism and quick thinking, Williams handled the situation with composure, even as things didn't go as planned. He humorously confessed, "As I’m sure you can imagine it didn’t remain just a fart.
But ever the pro, I retained my composure and committed to the performance 100%." In footage from the event, which took place in July 2011, the band played energetically while Williams appeared unfazed by the unexpected turn of events.
Amid the laughter and good-spirited storytelling, Williams cheekily requested that certain aspects of the incident be left to the imagination for now. The post also sparked a lively discussion among fans, prompting Williams to invite them to share their thoughts on other performers who might have faced similar circumstances during their own stage appearances.
He playfully coined the term "Performing Parper" (P.P.) and asked for examples of artists and the songs they could envision being associated with such moments. Overall, Williams' candid and lighthearted account provides a humorous glimpse into the less glamorous, yet relatable, aspects of the life of a performer in the spotlight.