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Sunday 18 March 2018

Robbie Williams asks Ireland: 'What did you do to me on Sunday night? '

Independent.ie reporters

Robbie Williams has described the Take That concert in Croke Park last night as "life defining."

The singer performed to 160,000 people over the weekend in Dublin with Take That.

The 37-year-old, who sang his own solo hits as part of the show, wrote on his own website today: “Oh My Lord. Ireland! What did you do to me on Sunday night…..?”

The singer, who recalled on stage a promise made in 2006 to return to Ireland to play a free gig, pledged on Saturday night that he would remain true to his word and would fulfill his promise .

He went on to write on his blog: “I gave everything I had on Saturday and as expected your performance was better than mine. So much so that is was with a bit of trepidation that I made my way back to Croke Park the next day feeling a little jaded and tired from the night before. But I wasn’t expecting what came next.”

Williams, who performed Let Me Entertain You, Feel and Rock DJ while being wheeled around the stage in a chariot pulled by dancers, went on to post on his blog: “The overwhelming goodwill, love, smiles happiness, approval and acceptance beaming straight to the stage transformed me from a preening peacock prima donna showman to a ball of mush within seconds.”

When he came to sing Angels he asked the crowd to remember someone close to them who had died, and went on in his blog to say the Croke Park experience “was so powerful that I didn’t know if I was going to be able to collect myself, proper floored, there is a tear in my eye thinking about it. “

The former solo artist, who later in the month will play a record making eight sold out nights at Wembley Area in London with Take That said that Sunday night at Croke Park “was life defining. It will stay with me for as long as I live. Ireland I bow to you.”

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