Robbie Williams 'suffering from manopause' as he fears hair is thinning and he struggles to sleep ahead of new show

1 November 2023, 09:15

Robbie Williams believes he is going through "menopause"
Robbie Williams believes he is going through "menopause". Picture: Alamy

By Will Taylor

Robbie Williams fears he is suffering from "manopause" as years of partying takes it toll.

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The singer said his hair is thinning, he suffers from insomnia and he has a low sex drive ahead of turning 50 in February.

The father-of-four's self-assessment comes ahead of his eponymous new Netflix documentary, which he compared to watching a slow-motion car crash..

It charts his past drinking and drug taking - problems from a time that have taken a toll in his older years.

"The hair is thinning, the testosterone has left the building, the serotonin is not really here and the dopamine said goodbye a long time ago," he told The Sun.

"I've used up all of the natural good stuff. I’ve got the manopause.

Williams has a new documentary coming out
Williams has a new documentary coming out. Picture: Alamy

"My daughter says to me, 'Daddy's lazy'. I don't like the term 'lazy' as that's how I was described when I was younger.

"The reality is that I'm just f***ing knackered from what I did to myself in the Nineties and bits of the 2000s."

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Andropause can see middle aged men experience a decline in testosterone as they begin to lose their sex drive and muscle mass.

Williams said that he has beaten an addiction to Zopiclone, a sleeping drug, but ends up staying up past 5am - leaving wife Ayda Field frustrated that she doesn't see him til after midday.

Williams believes he is experiencing "manopause"
Williams believes he is experiencing "manopause". Picture: Alamy

In his documentary, the former Take That singer explains how he was drinking a bottle of vodka a day and taking any drugs he could find.

But he has said he is happy to have settled down with Field and tries to avoid denigrating comments online.

"I know I have a big life, and I do feel lucky to have my family," he said.

"Right now I'd describe myself as a very happy hermit... I'm a Coca- Cola-lite agoraphobic. And that works for me."

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