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Robbie Williams reveals he had a hitman after him

Robbie Williams reveals he had a hitman after him

Take That star Robbie Williams has revealed that he once had a hitman after him.

Speaking during 'The Past Weekend' podcast, the singer commented on the ordeal.

"I’ve never, ever said this, but I had a contract put on me to kill me. I’ve never said that publicly before.

"It went away. I have friends. That stuff is the unseen stuff that happens when you become famous.’

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The 47-year-old continued to explain how achieving meteoric levels of fame contributes to mental health problems.

"Extreme fame and extreme success meets with anxiety and depression and mental illness. There’s a few levels of fame and what it does to you. The first one is “f**k”

"There’s a couple more I can’t remember but the fourth one is ­acceptance. You sort of rally against your privacy being taken away from you and you rally against it by trying to be normal, trying to be normal but also I’m gonna be small so people don’t beat you up. Like, “I’m a d**khead, don’t hurt me”.

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Williams didn't go into much further detail surrounding the ordeal, possibly waiting for his upcoming biopic to be released.

Last year, it was announced that we would get a film based on the life of Robbie Williams, titled Better Man.

The film will look to explore Robbie's youth, rise to fame and the struggles that came along with it.

Directed by The Greatest Showman's Michael Gracey, filming begins early 2022 in Australia however no release date has been announced as of yet.

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Gracey revealed he spent several hours speaking to Robbie to get a feel for the direction of the biographical movie.

Speaking to Deadline, he said: "As for how we represent Robbie in the film, that bit is top secret.

“I want to do this in a really original way. I remember going to the cinema as a kid and there were films that blew me away and made me say as I sat there in the cinema, ‘I’ve never seen this before.’

"I just want the audience to have that feeling. It’s so important when they watch this story and look at the screen, that they literally think, I’ve never seen this before.

"All I can say is the approach is top secret, but the goal is to generate that feeling I just described. It’s this fantastical story, and I want to represent it in its harsh reality all the way to these moments of pure fantasy.”

It has been reported that Robbie will be portrayed by a CGI monkey on a budget of $100million.

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