Robbie Williams’ Netflix docuseries will soon hit the streamer (Picture: GC Images)
You might think Robbie Williams’ biggest career regret would involve some unruly antics.
But you’d be wrong.
Surprisingly, Robbie has actually described Rudebox as the ‘biggest regret’ of his career.
In the 2006 single, Robbie, 49, famously ditched his famous pop rock sound for more of a hip hop and dance influence, while the lyrics referenced everything from Adidas Superstars to ‘pockets full of Durex’.
Reflecting on the song – the title track from his seventh solo album – Robbie confessed it’s not his best ballad but insisted he was ‘never’ trying to be a grime artist.
‘My biggest regret is putting that out as the first single,’ Robbie explained.
Surprisingly, Robbie has actually described Rudebox as the ‘biggest regret’ of his career (Picture: Dave Benett/WireImage)
Speaking to DIY magazine, Robbie said he should have ‘put it out third and explained properly [that] it’s daft’.
He added: ‘I know! I’m not trying to be a grime artist. I know it’s daft.’
Doting dad Robbie, whose four-part Netflix documentary will soon drop, also told the outlet that in said doc, he found it mortifying having to watch himself introduce the track to fans.
In the 2006 single, Robbie, 49, famously ditched his famous pop rock sound for more of a hip hop and dance influence (Picture: YouTube / Robbie Williams)
The star shared: ‘In the documentary, the biggest cringe point for me is explaining to an audience who are about to listen to Rudebox for the first time that this is gonna be the biggest single since Angels.’
Robbie is seen reliving his past by watching old videos in his new Netflix series, simply titled Robbie Williams.
Robbie said he found it mortifying having to watch himself introduce the track to fans (Picture: Gus Stewart/Redferns)
The docuseries covers his rise to fame, career in Take That and solo success as well as his issues with addiction and mental health battles.
Director Joe Pearlman recently revealed looking back on the darker aspects of Robbie’s life often proved too much for the singer.
Joe told the Independent: ‘He was going to have to rewatch active addiction: I think we knew that was going to be incredibly challenging and also potentially triggering.
‘So we had to be very careful around those moments… This thing would take its toll on a person. And there were times when we couldn’t continue, times when we had to call it [off] and that was fine.’
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