Robbie Williams may be battling with health issues these days but he has no plans to stop touring in the immediate future. In fact, the famous Port Vale fan intends to showcase his latest studio album – The Heavy Entertainment Show is set to be released next month – despite arthritis in his back curbing some of his more flamboyant stage antics in the future.

Called time on football playing days

The 42-year-old Stoke-born singer- songwriter may have called time on his playing days on the football field, such have been the limitations from his back problems, but his singing career continues to blossom.

Soccer Aid boosted UNICEF

He confirmed this week that “I can’t put my foot through a ball,” with tight hamstrings and weak calves creating an unflattering image of Williams dancing “like a drunk dad at a wedding.” As a consequence, future biennial Soccer Aid exertions may well see the star take more of a backseat rather than demonstrating his prowess on the field. But UNICEF is no doubt extremely grateful nonetheless for his efforts so far alongside big pal Jonathan Wilkes on that worthwhile project, with over £20 million having been added to their coffers as a result.

Battled depression despite success

He has famously battled depression in the past, questioning his self-worth and has often suffered from a lack of confidence, despite his undoubted commercial success since bursting on to the Music scene in the 1990s with the phenomenon that was (and of course still is) Take That.

Focused on his children

Solace and inspiration has been provided for Williams through his calming home life, however, with the birth of his children Theodora Rose and Charlton Valentine having “completely focused my attention away from my neuroses and addictions” he believes.

New album out soon

The Heavy Entertainment Show – due to be released on 4th November- will be the celebrity crooner’s 11th studio album, with his devoted fans expected to add to record sales of in excess of 75 million copies worldwide thus far from his previous releases.

The first single Party Like A Russian is already available with Love My Life due out later this month.

Further honours for Williams

Williams’ list of honours was boosted yet further recently, as he received a Music Icon award from Attitude magazine at a glamorous ceremony in London.