Renowned singer Robbie Williams recently bared his soul about what could be one of the most awkward experiences any performer might face on stage. Sharing his experience with a touch of humor on a public forum, he described the unfortunate series of events which transpired after a bout of severe food poisoning.
The story begins during the "Take That" tour. Williams explained, "On one unfortunate evening in Denmark, the food poisoning hit so hard that we had to call off the show. It felt like death, and to this day, I carry the guilt of disappointing our fans." A few days later, despite not feeling entirely recovered, he took to the stage at the famed Ajax stadium in Amsterdam.
Williams' On-Stage Misadventure
In a candid revelation, Williams shared the distressing detail of the evening, stating, "The lingering effects of the food poisoning made it so I couldn’t even 'trust a fart.' " With a mix of humor and embarrassment, he detailed his attempt to discreetly pass gas while performing.
However, the seemingly harmless act led to a far more mortifying outcome. "You can guess it didn’t end with just a fart. Yet, like a true professional, I powered through and gave the performance my all." He lightened the mood with a cheeky remark: "I know this vivid imagery may lead to more questions, but let's let sleeping logs lie." Robbie playfully nudged at other artists, saying, "Believe it or not, sometimes even your favorite musicians might have a slip-up and fart on stage." He then threw a fun challenge to his fans, asking them to guess which other artists might have had similar experiences.
"Let’s call them Performing Parpers or 'P.P.s' Who do you think belongs in this club?" He also turned the tables, asking fans to name performers they believe have NEVER had such an incident on stage. To get the ball rolling, Williams made his own guesses, "For me, I’d guess Mick Jagger had his moment during 'Jumping Jack Flash' and that Thom Yorke has never let one slip."