Robbie Williams caught encouraging young lads to take drugs

Robbie Williams has been caught on camera apparently encouraging young fans to take illegal drugs.

In footage seen by the Daily Star , the X Factor judge jokes with youngsters about trying the class A drugs cocaine and ecstasy.

In an Instagram Live video, Robbie speaks to two teenage boys about their drug of choice.

Speaking from the passenger seat of a moving car, Robbie asked: "Which gear should I be on you were asking me?

One of the lads replied: "No it was cocaine… that is what we call it."

Robbie then says:  "Oh I see… not for a long, long time.

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Robbie has been open about his drug and booze additions in the past
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"It has been a… look, I am 44 and when you get to 44 the heart can’t keep up with that s**t. I have got kids."

The two lads explain they’re 20, to which Robbie jokes: "Twenty? Carry on, have a great time and write it all down so you can have it in your memoirs."

Later in the live session, Robbie turns to his love of booze.

"Rum is great. Whisky is just f***ing weird. Rum is a lot of fun. Do you drink Drambuie?" he asks the fans.

"I mean not that you would ever take ecstasy, but it goes very well with ecstasy… not that you ever would."

Robbie Williams caught encouraging young lads to take drugs

Robbie jokes about taking drugs

As they are class A drugs, getting caught possessing cocaine or ecstasy carries a penalty of up to seven years in prison and an unlimited fine.

Supplying E can spell lifetime imprisonment and a fine.

Robbie famously spent his youth as something of a caner and battled drug addiction at his lowest ebb.

He met future wife Ayda Field while high at a party, and almost put her off by "clucking like a chicken", he recalled in his autobiography Reveal.

But he cut out the booze in the late 1990s because his alcoholism was taking over his life.

"I haven’t had a drink for 18 years and I’m an alcoholic. I like booze," he said in 2017.

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Robbie was high as a kite when he first met Ayda

"That’s the one that sort of stayed with me going to meetings, going to rehab, getting this information. It’s miraculous because I’m drawn to getting f**ked up… whatever the level is.

"It’s like, ‘OK take this, do that, drink this and off we go.’ And for 18 years I’ve managed. Put 18 years’ worth of days together since my last drink. The truth is for most of my adult life I’ve mainly been sober."

Robbie also abused drugs throughout his twenties and thirties, alternating between relapse and recovery for years.

At one point he reached out to Elton John for help after a particularly damaging bender, and has also admitted to taking magic mushrooms while he was visiting Bono’s home.

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