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31/08/06
Robbie Williams in Quit Threat
- Singer feels the "pop machine" has turned him into a monster

Robbie Williams in Quit ThreatRobbie Williams has threatened to quit singing for good.

The 'Angels' singer says he no longer wants to be part of the "pop machine" because he feels it has turned him into a "monster".

Robbie - who is about to release new single 'Rudebox' - admits he longs to live a normal, quiet life and claims he will only continue singing for another 18 months.

The 32-year-old, who is believed to be worth around UKP100 million, said: "I've got to take the view over the next 18 months and see if I want to be part of the machine any more, because I don't see me singing again.

"It's a question of what I want and where I want to be. Can I live without the radio picking my song and putting it on the playlist? Or is this fame thing something I'm addicted to?"

This shock announcement comes as Robbie's 'Close Encounters' tour continues to fill stadiums around the world.

The 'Rock DJ' singer - who has overcome addictions to alcohol and drugs in the past - also revealed he is still battling his inner demons which have tormented him throughout his career.

He said: "I don't know where I stand with it all at the moment. Do I take things into my own hands and dismantle this monster and have a nice life?"
Robbie went on to carve out a successful solo career after quitting boyband Take That in 1995.

In 2002, he signed a record-breaking UKP80 million record contract with EMI and his single 'Angels' was voted the best song of the last 25 years by BBC Radio 2 listeners last year.



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