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Robbie Williams' kids give him a purpose

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Robbie Williams' kids give him a purpose

Robbie Williams feels everything makes sense now he has children.

The 'Heavy Entertainment Show' hitmaker has admitted to suffering from stage fright in the past but since the arrival of Theodora, four, and Charlton, two, he has found a "purpose".

He said: "It has been in the past where stage fright has been that overwhelming that I thought I couldn't do it anymore. But it's not that way now.

"Things change with having kids and having a wife and having a purpose. During my career, great things were happening for me but I was bouncing off walls aimlessly going, 'Why doesn't any of this make sense?' And now it does."

And the 42-year-old singer - who married Ayda Field in 2010 - has a better concert when the showman inside him makes an appearance.

Speaking to Louise Minchin for BBC Breakfast, he said: "Most of the time Robbie Williams turns up and then sometimes, I have to do it by myself. [It's a better show] when Robbie Williams turns up.

"There's footage of me at Knebworth and six songs in, I'm like, 'Right, I'm back.' And there's 135,000 people going 'eh' because we're already six songs in."

Meanwhile, Robbie previously admitted that he lives in fear that his career will be "taken away" from him.

He said: "I'm neurotic and I find things to worry about, and if there's nothing to worry about, I make something up. When we got put together in Take That, we were told it wasn't going to last, you'd be lucky if you got five years.

"Even during the sort of imperial phase of my career, I'd be thinking, 'Is it stopping now?' I'm 25 years in now, but I'm still sort of waiting for the rug to be pulled from underneath me, for it all to be put back in the box and taken away from me, and for me to be sent back to Stoke-on-Trent: 'See, you're right, this ultimately what you wanted, because you wanted to sabotage this, be found out for the charlatan you are, and you have to and work for your mum at the flower shop.'

"So I think, underneath everything, that's what's propelled me forward, and also made me terrified at the same time. Not that working for my mum in the flower shop would be a terrifying prospect, it's just that my life's better now."