British pop star Robbie Williams checked himself into rehab for his 33rd birthday. He is said to have a daily regime of 3 daily packs of smokes, 36 double espresso coffees, like 20 Red Bulls, and a dependency on perscription drugs. The Sun newspaper reports the singer is "hooked on caffeine, nicotine and Seroxat" and has entered the Cottonwood Clinic in Arizona.
But The Sun says despite the caffeine and the energy drink Red Bull (which is basically sugar, taurine and caffeine), Williams has not lapsed in his long-term battles with booze and blow. The former boy band Take That singer was treated for addictions to cocaine, ecstasy and alcohol in the mid '90s.
The newspaper reports that the singer "finds it impossible to get to sleep until 4 or 5am due to insomnia and is on sleeping pills. He is hooked on the powerful anti-depressant Seroxat, which has been linked to suicidal tendencies in teenagers. And daily he gets through an incredible 36 super-strength double espresso coffees, 60 Silk Cut cigarettes and around 20 cans of energy drink Red Bull."
But former manager Nigel Martin-Smith , who calls Williams a drama queen, says he has no sympathy for the troubled star: "He's very theatrical. His whole life is one huge soap opera. He might be after a bit of sympathy."
"If I was a Robbie fan I wouldn't be worried. He'll go to his rehab, have a lie-down and a couple of Anadins (painkillers) and he'll be fine."