Robbie Williams certainly has a lot on his mind these days, but he's not one to keep his mouth shut. The chart-topping showman divulged to the press that he and wife, Ayda Field, have designs on starting a family sometime soon, with Williams recently exclaiming that he'd like to have "a gay child." He also revealed that a "mystery illness" was to blame for the lackluster sales behind 2006's Rudebox LP.
On the flipside, Williams is celebrating 20 years in the music biz with his second career retrospective, the three-disc In and Out of Consciousness: The Greatest Hits 1990-2010, out October 12th in the US. It's here that he and his former Take That bandmate Gary Barlow sync up for their first collaboration in 15 years on "Shame," officially bringing their bitter decade-long feud to an end. A forthcoming Take That studio album will also follow this fall.
But at the end of the day, it looks like dear old Rob's reunion with Take That might just mark the end of his monumental singing career, which includes more than 57 million records sold worldwide. The Metro reports that Williams stated, "For now, I don't feel like going into the studio to continue my solo career."
"Emotionally, I would like to be more mature," he added.
Dare we say that he's finally grown up a bit?
We're happy for ya, Rob! You’ve done good, bro. In tribute to his forthcoming hits collection, here's a look at our top five Robbie Williams songs:
"Let Me Entertain You":
"Kids" with Kylie Minogue:
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