Singer-songwriter and Take That member Robbie Williams is reported to have finally stubbed out his last cigarette, after 17 years of smoking.
The 38-year-old artist picked up the habit of smoking and drinking when he was 21, immediately after he fell out with Take That in 1995. It is learned that he smoked 40 cigarettes per day until making the quit smoking decision.
Other than smoking, Williams also became addicted to prescription-based drugs and had to visit rehab on the day he turned 33. He personally believes that he could have suffered a fatal heart attack on that day if his management didn’t react to the situation quickly and airlift him to the rehab.
According to a source, Robbie Williams’ has made a priority decision to quit smoking as he is keen on starting a family with wife Ayda Field and also wants to stay optimally fit and healthy ahead of the Unicef Soccer Aid match to be held at Old Trafford in May.
“So far he hasn't smoked in ten days. He wants to start a family with Ayda soon, so it's a good move”, The Sun quoted the source as saying.
It may be noted that another British singer Adele also quit smoking recently for better health.