Robbie Williams' dad Pete battling Parkinson’s disease

Robbie Williams’ dad, Pete, has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

The Angels singer has opened up about fears for his family, explaining they have ‘a lot of issues’ at the moment.

And he has been struggling spending lockdown in LA, as he’s desperate to be by the 70-year-old’s side.

‘We’ve got a lot of family issues right now,’ he said according to the Mirror. ‘My dad has got Parkinson’s, my mother-in-law who I love dearly has got a very big illness. We can’t get to them. My dad is thousands of miles away.

‘My mum is just a year short of 80 and she’s in isolation and I can see the things whirling in her mind and her eyes going.’

The 46-year-old also explained there were points at the beginning of isolation where he felt he was ‘going into fear’.

Discussing the difficult times himself and wife Ayda Field have been through, he added: ‘But the difference between me now and the person I used to be… I saw it, thought “That’s interesting – tomorrow will be different”. And it was.’

Robbie’s words come after it was rumoured he would be reuniting with his Take That bandmates for a charity concert.

The Never Forget stars have allegedly secured a ‘huge undisclosed fee’ to perform together during lockdown, almost 30 years after the release of their first album, with the dad-of-four getting on board.

A source told The Sun that ‘hundreds and thousands of pounds’ are being spent to host the show that will see Take That perform from their homes. 

‘The amount of money involved to make this happen is hundreds of thousands of pounds,’ they claimed.

‘The gig will go out into people’s homes over the internet and each band member will be performing from their own homes so they won’t actually be together.

‘They can’t be physically reunited because of travel restrictions and corona rules but it is still them all coming together to perform their hits, something no one has seen in a long time.’

Metro.co.uk has contacted Robbie’s reps for a comment.

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Wendy Williams Blasts Mary-Kate, Olivier Divorce: She's Like 'His Daughter'

Telling the world how she really feels. Wendy Williams didn’t hold back while discussing Mary-Kate Olsen‘s messy quarantine divorce from Olivier Sarkozy.

During the Friday, May 15, episode of Wendy at Home, the controversial talk show host put the estranged couple on blast for their vast age difference. Olsen, 33, tied the knot with the French banker, 50, in November 2015 and the fashion designer filed an emergency order for divorce nearly five years later.

“Good news for Mary-Kate Olsen — she’s getting a divorce. Normally we don’t cheer for something like that,” Williams began. “She had been dating this older man. He’s 50 … they were married for five years. … He’s so tall and she’s so short. He always looked like he was dating his daughter.”

Us Weekly confirmed on Wednesday, May 13, that the Full House alum signed a petition for divorce on April 17. However, New York City courts have not been accepting divorce paperwork amid the coronavirus pandemic. Olsen later filed an emergency petition to end her marriage but was rejected shortly afterward.

“We are only accepting essential [and] emergency matters for filing,” Lucian Chalfen, a spokesman for New York State Courts, told Us exclusively one day after news of Olsen’s split made headlines.

Despite their apparently complicated proceedings, the former child star feels confident that she will walk away from the divorce with her earnings intact. An insider revealed to Us on Wednesday that Olsen has an “ironclad prenup” and that “her business interests and fortune are protected” in the case of her separation.

The estranged couple had been living together in NYC throughout their marriage, but according to TMZ, Sarkozy gave the Row cofounder a strict deadline to move out of the building on May 18. Olsen claimed that their shared lease was terminated without her knowledge — but Williams isn’t quite convinced.

“Olivier wants her stuff out of the apartment by Monday,” she explained, mocking the wealthy celebrity’s difficult situation by making sarcastic crying sounds. “She claims that she was just told about this, that he just let the lease run out. So in effect, I guess Mary-Kate will be homeless?”

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