Robbie Williams reveals he and wife Ayda were nearly BEHEADED by bandits in Haiti during 2010 trip following devastating earthquake
Robbie Williams has revealed he was nearly beheaded by bandits after travelling to Haiti following the devastating 2010 earthquake.
The singer, 46, revealed that he and his wife Ayda Field, 41, feared for their lives during a four-day trip to the country, which had been destroyed by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake.
Robbie went onto say the trip made him realise that children were ‘hit the hardest’ by such a disaster, and encouraged him to become a father in the future.
What? Robbie Williams has revealed he was nearly beheaded by bandits during a 2010 trip to Haiti with his wife Ayda Field
Speaking on his Postcards from the Edge podcast, Robbie said: ‘ I got threatened to be beheaded in Haiti. We were going out there to help.
‘I was like: ”Should we go to the next street then?” and looking back, it was scary.’
Ayda agreed: ‘I was with you, I too was being threatened to be beheaded as well.’
Tragic: The singer embarked on a four-day trip to the country after it was destroted by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that left 250,000 dead
The couple travelled to Haiti with Unicef for an urgent appeal to help those who had lost their homes during the earthquake.
Already one of the poorest countries in the world, around 250,000 people died and 1.5 million lost their homes following the disaster.
Robbie added that seeing the children who had suffered during the disaster made him want to become a father.
Parent: Robbie added that seeing the children who had suffered during the disaster made him want to become a father
He added: ‘When you go to somewhere like Haiti, it does make you feel like you want to help. It’s awful what has happened. Working with kids has made me want to have them.’
Robbie and Ayda are now parents to daughters, Teddy, seven, and Coco, 21 months, and sons Charlton, five, and Beau, four months.
While the family have been holed up together in lockdown, Robbie delighted fans in May when he reunited with his Take That bandmate for a virtual concert.
Fun: He recently said he is ‘grateful’ he has been able to spend so much time with Ayda and their four children during the COVID-19 lockdown
He recently said he is ‘grateful’ he has been able to spend so much time with Ayda and their four children.
Robbie told Heart Radio: ‘I’ve been wanting to get back to work and do things. And I’ve been thinking, I’ve got sort of anxiety about, I can’t get and be and do, and then I thought to myself, do you know what, I’m in exactly the right place with exactly the right people at exactly the right time.
‘There might never be another time on the planet where I get to spend this much concentrated time with my family, my kids so I’m very grateful.’
Happy: ‘There might never be another time on the planet where I get to spend this much concentrated time with my family, my kids so I’m very grateful,’ he said
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