Robbie Williams says he nearly died of mercury and arsenic poisoning while on a fish-rich diet.
The singer, 46, revealed he was only tested because his wife, Ayda Field, 41, sent him to doctors – saving his life.
“I ate fish twice a day and I have the strongest mercury poisoning the doctor has ever seen,” he recalls his appointment, in a conversation with Radio X.
Rise in mercury: Robbie Williams claims he almost died of mercury and arsenic poisoning while on a diet high in fish (pictured last week)
“Do you know what I thought when I heard that?” I won! This is how my ego works! I have the highest… did you say the highest? Thanks, he continued. “I literally won the Mercury Prize!
“I had my mercury tested because my wife is neurotic and she goes through all kinds of tests all the time. Anyway, thank you my God! I could have died from mercury and arsenic poisoning.
“I went herbal the next day!
This is the second time this week that Robbie has credited Ayda for saving her life.
Savior: The singer, 46, revealed he was only tested because his wife, Ayda Field, 41, sent him to doctors – saving his life.
“She gave me a life”: This is the second time this week that Robbie has credited Ayda for saving her life. He spoke about his wife while appearing on the Jonathan Ross Show
WHAT IS MERCURY POISONING?
Mercury naturally accumulates in fish, shellfish, and animals that eat fish.
Higher levels are found in fish at the top of the food chain, including marlin, shark, and swordfish.
Other sources can be dental fillings.
Excessive exposure to mercury can damage the brain, heart, kidneys, lungs, and immune system.
If the metal is found in the bloodstream of unborn babies or young children, it damages their nervous systems, making them less able to think and learn.
Symptoms of mercury positioning can include:
- Poor peripheral vision
- Have ants
- Lack of coordination
- Poor speech, hearing or balance
- Muscular weakness
The mercury level of a healthy person should be less than 10 ng / ml.
A single serving of halibut, lingcod or salmon shark can exceed that, according to the Government of Alaska.
Appearing on The Jonathan Ross Show last weekend, Candy’s frontman became emotional when asked about his wife.
“I think back to 15 years with my wife, she did it, she gave me a life. Here I am on TV getting emotional. She absolutely did, ”he said.
Robbie’s boyfriend David Walliams, who was also a guest on Saturday’s show, said the singer was “miserable” before “falling in love” and starting a family with his wife Ayda.
The comedian, 49, said: ‘I would echo what you said about Ayda, you were pretty miserable before you met her. I felt like he was having all this success and he wasn’t happy.
“You had to really, really fall in love. Kids are also the best thing to do, they put everything in perspective.
Robbie and Ayda, who married in 2010, share two daughters – Theodora, eight, and Colette, two – and son Charlton, six.
And earlier this year, they welcomed a second son Beau, born to the same surrogate who bore their third child Colette, known by her nickname Coco.
Speaking further about his family life, Robbie revealed that he has a different personality when performing a popstar than he is at home.
He even joked that he didn’t need to ‘entertain’ and bring his famous ‘bravado and show off’ into his family life like his ‘wife loves him’.
He continued, “At home I’m Rob. When I’m on stage, I’m Robbie. People mistake me for the guy who goes on stage and gives him the big one. I couldn’t get away with it at home.
“Robbie’s – third person speaking of me – that’s bravado, showing off and trying to be something in front of a lot of people and doing my best to entertain them with the meager talent that I have. When I get home I don’t have to do that, my wife likes me.
Grateful: “I had my mercury tested because my wife is neurotic… Anyway, thank God! I could have died from mercury and arsenic poisoning, ”recalls Robbie (pictured 2019)
Personas: Speaking in more detail about his family life, Robbie also revealed he has a different personality when performing compared to what he was at home (pictured last week)
The former member of the Take That group has been a “stay-at-home dad” to his four children for “nine months” during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Speaking about fatherhood in the midst of the coronavirus crisis, Robbie revealed that ‘being a dad’ has been ‘beautiful’ during the ‘terrible’ year.
He said: “I had my hands full [in lockdown] but it’s amazing because they now think I’m a stay-at-home dad. They have all of me, all the time. This is the first time that I have been out of the house for 8/9 months.
Show: The singer even joked that he doesn’t need to ‘entertain’ and bring his famous ‘bravado’ into his family life like his ‘wife loves him’ (pictured in 2018)
“Covid was horrible, but to be a father, to have a structure and to be with them every day, it’s wonderful. “
Robbie even channeled the rough year into his music with his Christmas single Can’t Stop Christmas, which Ayda persuaded him to rewrite in August.
The father of four said his wife told him not to ‘be lazy’ and gave him the idea to ‘write a song about what’s going on’ in the world amid the coronavirus pandemic.
He explained, “Ayda said, ‘Don’t be lazy’. When your wife gives you that face. She said, “There has never been such a weird time on the planet, why don’t you write a song about what’s going on? She said, “Call it I can’t stop Christmas.”
“So I trotted in August and got into a Christmas mood. Just believe it and you become it. You can access Christmas anytime. I really love Christmas. I did this when I was a kid.
Adorable: The adored couple, who married in 2010, share two daughters – Theodora, eight, and Colette, two – and son Charlton, six
Robbie returned to the scene after the second Covid-19 lockdown and said it was almost ‘robotic’ to return to the limelight after such a long hiatus.
He said: “I’ve been with the kids for nine months, all of a sudden there’s an audience, lights and cameras and you know it’s going to be on TV with an audience of millions.
“You feel like you’re walking with the same hand and the same foot and it’s robotic. It took me a few rehearsals to be ok [ahead of tonight]».
New Arrival: Earlier this year Robbie and Ayda welcomed a second son Beau, born to the same surrogate who bore their third child Colette, known by her nickname Coco