Take That: Robbie Williams broke down and cried and admits turning to a ‘ball of mush’ at Dublin’s Croke Park concert
Robbie Williams has admitted that performing in Dublin’s Croke Park on Sunday night was an emotional experience for him.
The Take That singer returned to perform for his Irish fans for the first time since rejoining the British man band and Unreality TV were luckily in the crowd.
We were stunned when Rob was moved to tears by the crowd, who repeatedly chanted his name and even cheered him along with a rousing rendition of ‘The Fields Of Anthenry before his set began.
Taking to his official blog today, Robbie confessed that he ‘lost his shit’ during the gig and exclaimed:
“Oh my lord….Ireland! What did you do to me on Sunday night? I gave everything i had on Saturday and as expected your performance was better than mine…..(only just )
“So much so that it was with a bit of trepidation that I made my way back to Croke park the next day feeling a little jaded and drained from the night before (such high highs there has to be a come down….) but i wasn’t expecting what came next.”
Revealing why he ended up in tears, the ‘Rock DJ’ hitmaker added:
“I proper lost my s**t. The overwhelming good will…love…smiles happiness,approval and acceptance beaming straight to the stage transformed me from preening peacock prima donna showman to a ball of mush within seconds.
“It was so powerful that i didn’t know if i was going to be able to collect myself …. proper floored ..there’s a tear in my eye thinking about it now.
“Yes, the gigs have ranged from brilliant to religious every night. But Sunday night Croke Park was life defining. It will stay with me for as long as I live. Ireland, I bow to you.”
During both Irish concerts, Robbie reiterated a promise he made back in 2006 and told the crowd that he would be back and would perform a gig for them, for free. Read more here.
if you’re feeling a little bit grey today, you should also check out the funny little ditty Williams performed for the crowd, in which referring he joked about super injunctions and Jason Orange’s sexuality here.