Robbie Williams – who rejoined the band last year, 15 years after he first walked out on the group– has got himself hot, sweaty and all worked up about his Take That comeback gig – doing yoga. The singer suffers from crippling stage fright but had taken up some calming hobbies to help with his nerves ahead of the stadium shows, which began in Sunderland, North East England(27.05.11).
A source close to the star told the Daily Mirror newspaper: “Robbie Williams suffers from crippling anxiety and has been worried about the lads’ forthcoming concerts. A friend suggested Bikram yoga to refocus his pent up energy and handle stress more effectively.”
Robbie Williams has reportedly been attending Bikram yoga sessions for the last three months, which see him strike a number of meditative poses in a room heated to 40 degrees centigrade.
The source added: “After a couple of sessions he was hooked – and sweating like a wildebeest. While the others have stuck to the gym or pool, Robbie’s been using meditation and yoga to help his stage fright and to keep sane on tour.”
He said: “I’m not the kind of person who can do nine months. I can do two months solid, not a problem. But nine months – I’m not built for it. I go loopy. “But mentally, all I’m projecting is very positive, all I can see is it being healthy and happy and an amazing show.”
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