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Saturday 30 August 2014

No fatherly advice from Robbie for the 1D boys

Eimear Phelan

Published 08/06/2014 | 13:39

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Robbie Williams is finding his stripped-back tour hard work
Robbie Williams is finding his stripped-back tour hard work

The British singer Robbie William has said he has "no advice really” for the One Direction boys that would be “worth anything”.

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The singer, who struggled for years with drug addiction and mental illness including Manic Depression as well as tension with his former band mates in Take That, asked “What advice could I give them that would be worth anything and would they listen? I know I wouldn't have," in an interview with British Magazine Heat.

He went on to say "I just think they are some lads singing and good luck to them. I like them an awful lot and think they're nice people," of the five boys.

There are rumours of discontent between the 1D bandmates after footage of Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik were caught on camera apparently smoking a ‘joint’ while in Peru as part of their world tour.

Williams is considerably less wild these days having his wife Ayda Field and 20-month-old daughter, Theodora Rose, backstage during his Swings Both Ways tour. The 40-year-old has struggled with addiction a lot in his life but now, all he seems to be concerned about is his family.

He has said his wife, who is pregnant with their second child, is great for helping him cope with nerves at the start of the tour. “She and Teddy have been pretty much everywhere with us on tour and I really miss them when they're not with me.”

Swings Both way is pared back show where Williams does an acoustic show.

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