Robbie Williams: marijuana is lovely drug

The singer, 36, who had a long battle with drink, drugs and depression, told the Radio Times that it was ”a shame” that the drug ”doesn’t mix well with me”.

Referring to the tendency to binge-eat after smoking marijuana, Williams, whose song Morning Sun is this year’s official charity track for Sport Relief, said: ”Did you see me last year? Have a look at last year. Yep. Year of the Munchie 2009.

”Weed, it’s such a lovely drug. It is such a lovely drug. But it doesn’t mix well with me – at all,” he said.

Robbie Williams has described marijuana as a 'lovely drug' but claims it does not agree with him.

Robbie Williams has described marijuana as a 'lovely drug' but claims it does not agree with him.

”It doesn’t take much to trigger – I mean, I’ll get psychosis from having this cup of tea! Seriously. The caffeine in that’s enough. Yeah. A cup of tea will make me feel like s***.

”But it’s just a shame about weed, because I did love it.”

Chris Hudson, a nurse from drugs information service Frank, wouldn’t comment on the former Take That star’s remarks directly, but said: ”Cannabis messes with your mind – and reactions can be more powerful with stronger strains such as skunk, which is around twice as potent.

”Mental health problems associated with using cannabis include paranoia, panic attacks and anxiety and depression. The risks increase the more you use it.”

Speaking of his last spell in rehab – three years ago on his 33rd birthday for treatment for addiction to prescription drugs – Williams said: ”I was dying. I got to the point where I really, genuinely didn’t care. I’d just got fat and depressed before. Then this one was like, ‘you might die’.

But he was ”not at all” bothered by the prospect of dying, he said.

The singer said he was first given cocaine by an early 1980s pop star who thought he was joking when he said he didn’t know what to do with it.

Williams, who is thought to be about to marry girlfriend Ayda Field, also told the Radio Times that he could not understand why Morning Sun had been chosen as the official Sport Relief single.

The song was released for download yesterday, with proceeds going to vulnerable people in the UK and across the world.

But asked what made the single an appropriate fit for Sport Relief, he said: ”Um…good question. What makes it? I don’t think it does, to be honest with you.

”I don’t where the link is between ‘charidee’ and the lyrics of that song. ‘Cause it really doesn’t make that much sense, to be honest. I’m glad it is. But I don’t know where it fits in.”

Williams has previously suggested that he and Gary Barlow are back in the studio writing songs together.

He told the magazine: ”I’ve got something exciting planned for the end of the year, too. Separate to me…. And that’s very, very, very exciting.”


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