ROBBIE Williams has revealed he was the target for a hitman at the height of his fame.
But the former Take That star told how the terrifying threat went away after an “intervention" by some pals.
Robbie said: "I've never, ever said this, but I had a contract put on me to kill me. I've never said that publicly before.
"It went away. I have friends. That stuff is the unseen stuff that happens when you become famous."
The 47-year-old singer revealed dealing with fame has been the hardest part of being a major music star and it is only in the past few years that he has been able to come to terms with it.
He said: “At one point in my life I was ridiculously famous, Michael Jackson style famous.
"I became famous when I was 17, doing a boyband when I was 16, the boyband took off. When I was 21 I left and then I had a solo career, sold 80 million albums, held the record for the most tickets sold in a day for a tour and blah, blah, blah...
"Extreme fame and extreme success meets with anxiety and depression and mental illness.
"There's a few levels of fame and what it does to you. The first one is "f***.
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