Robbie Williams Blames Drugs For Not Visiting Australia In Five Years

Robbie Says Drugs Are To Blame For Him Not Visiting Oz In Years

Robbie Williams has kept his Aussie fans waiting half a decade for him to pay them a visit Down Under and now the former Take That star has revealed why it's taken him so long.

One word: drugs.

Robbie arrived in Oz on a private jet

Yep, as the Robster touched down in Australia for the first time in five years, he told reporters that he'd been too busy dabbling in naughty stuff to visit until now.

After stepping off his private jet, the 40-year-old singer was asked why it had taken him so long to come back to Oz.

“Drugs. Drugs and other great things I’ve been up to,” he replied.

He added: “It’s good to see I’m still famous.”

Robbie Williams was last in Australia in 2009

And the singer - who is now clean after battling drug and drink addiction in the past - said he had fond memories of his last visit.

“I was single then, so I have a lot of very nice memories.

"I want everybody to fall in love with me again, please,” he added.

Robbie and his wife, US actress Ayda Field, are awaiting the arrival of their second child.

He confirmed the news on Twitter back in April, saying: "Ayda and I are delighted to announce that Theodora Rose Williams is going to be a big sister."

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