Robbie Williams reveals 'Angels' is actually about ghosts he "talked to" as a child

14 May 2019, 12:02 | Updated: 15 May 2019, 14:26

Robbie Williams has opened up about seeing ghosts as a child and how it inspired him to write hit song 'Angels'
Robbie Williams has opened up about seeing ghosts as a child and how it inspired him to write hit song 'Angels'. Picture: Getty / Chrysalis / Robbie Williams

By Giorgina Ramazzotti

Robbie Williams has admitted that as a child he used to "freak out his father" by "talking to dead people" and that his hit song 'Angels' is a tribute to his ghostly friendships.

Robbie, 45, tells The Sun he has always been attracted to "unusual phenomena" throughout his life and that 'Angels' is a song dedicated to actual spiritual angels, rather than a girlfriend or ex-love.

"When I was a kid I used to talk to dead people.

“I freaked my father out when I was three, four and five and they were people that had passed on.

Robbie Williams has revealed his hit song 'Angels' was written about supernatural encounters
Robbie Williams has revealed his hit song 'Angels' was written about supernatural encounters. Picture: Chrysalis / Robbie Williams

"I've seen things that I can't explain that have influenced my life and the path that I'm constantly on.

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“The phenomena has been constant so there hasn't been a moment of my life when I haven't been aware of the presence of something unseen.

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"The very first song I wrote was Angels and it's about actual Angels," Robbie said.

“People think it's about my mum or think it's about somebody I loved but it's actually about angels. That's been my biggest hit so far.

“If it wasn't for my belief or semi-belief or trying to understand what it is I see and feel every now and again I wouldn't be where I am."

Robbie also recalled seeing a UFO when he was living in the San Fernando Valley in LA and writing the song 'Arizona.'

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He said: "I'm in my old house and we started to write this song called Arizona which is about alien abduction and while we were in the process of producing I look up and there was a golden globe in the sky."

Robbie Williams has revealed "his wife" and "the paranormal" are the two constants in his life
Robbie Williams has revealed "his wife" and "unusual phenomena" are the two constants in his life. Picture: Getty

Robbie was giving the interview to draw attention to a new documentary that he's in called Hunt for the Skinwalker, which follows Robbie and a group of scientists investigating an ancient Navajo reservation in Utah, US.

"There's nobody in my circle that has this strange obsession that I have," he said, adding: “The only mainstay throughout my life has been unusual phenomena, soccer and so far, my current wife."

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