The Straits Times
Published on Nov 14, 2012

Bad boy Robbie Williams is back with sleek pop-rock tunes


Misdiagnosed a few years ago with what he believed to be depression, British singer Robbie Williams actually had low testosterone.

That in itself was shocking considering his stock-in-trade has been machismo.

He now takes hormone jabs twice a week, and you wonder whether that has fuelled the loveable mix of braggadocio and gratitude on his new album, Take The Crown.

"I am the wreckage of the past/And I am not afraid to ask," he admits in one of the brashly sleek pop-rock anthems that will surely get you clapping and tearing a little.