Robbie Williams' changing looks over the years - from Botox to weight loss

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Robbie Williams has openly discussed his battle with body dysmorphia and the lengths he's gone to preserve his youthful looks.

The ex-Take That star, now 50, has confessed to undergoing Botox, fillers, and hair transplants in an effort to combat aging. He's also been transparent about his weight issues, expressing that he could "write a book about self-loathing where my body image is concerned".

Having tried various methods to fend off the signs of aging, Robbie has reached a point where he's choosing to "embrace" his advancing years, despite the challenge of accepting his thinning hair.

Famed for his thick mane during Take That's peak, Robbie has found losing his hair tough. His struggle with self-image has been intense, at one point comparing himself to the comic strip character Desperate Dan.

Below is a rundown of everything Robbie has frankly shared regarding his evolving looks, as reported by the Mirror.

Cosmetic procedures

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Robbie said cosmetic procedures left him 'unable to move his forehead' -Credit:Getty Images for Marc O'Polo

In 2016, the singer disclosed that he'd had Botox and fillers, admitting to the Daily Mail that these treatments left him unable to move his forehead. Robbie remarked: "I've had some fillers, and some Botox, and I've had something done to my chin which means I can't even move my f***ing forehead."

Last year, Robbie Williams likened himself to the comic book character Desperate Dan. He shocked fans by revealing he had undergone an array of cosmetic procedures.

"One time I had a few things done, botox, fillers and something done to my chin that made me look like desperate Dan. Perhaps [about] 5 years ago," he disclosed whilst sharing some artwork on Instagram. "Nothing since then. It was when I was on the Graham Norton Show with Justin Timberlake, Daniel Radcliffe and Anna Kendrick."

Hair loss

In 2022, the former Take That star confessed he was prepared to accept his receding hairline post several hair transplants. Back in 2013, he had a hair transplant which he claims was unnecessary at the time.

He attributed this decision to living in LA citing his wife Ayda Field's words: "If you live in Los Angeles for long enough, you're going to get some surgery."

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Robbie Williams is said to be 'accepting his receding hairline' -Credit:Getty Images

However, his locks began thinning in 2020 and he was told another operation wasn't viable due to the extent of his hair loss. Despite attempting expensive follicle growth injections, they proved ineffective.

Robbie even entertained the idea of resorting to a wig for one of his tours.

During a radio chat in Australia, he hinted: "I'm thinking of getting a hairpiece. There are these great wigs that you can get now. You have to shave all your hair off and then you have it placed on with glue and it sticks on for a couple of weeks. I might actually do it just for touring."

Weight loss battle

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Robbie has been very open about his struggles with body image -Credit:Getty Images for Bauer Media

The super star hasn't shied away from discussing his body dysmorphia over the years, choosing recently to address his dramatic weight loss after fans noted his slender appearance. He let slip: "So, If a genie appeared and said you can either have your superpower be the ability to fly or eat what you want and remain at your goal weight? I would go for goal weight eating every day. What about you?"

Continuing in earnest, he shared: "I could write a book about self-loathing where my body image is concerned. Like pure self-hatred, The ugliness of feeling ugly. I'm body dysmorphic and on top of being dysmorphic at times, I can be 40+ pounds overweight. So you can imagine what my mind sees. Or maybe you can't either way it's a f*****g disaster.

"At the moment I'm skinny... But me being me, my mind is going, 'F*****g great Rob, you managed to get skinny and now you're old, congrats, golf clap. The struggle is real, the sadness shocking. I've had it all my life. And it won't abate."

In the past, he disclosed how he embarked on a diet before touring, which led to a significant drop in weight.

In 2016, he shared: "Months ago, I went on this diet and it worked but it's kind of extreme. I lost seven pounds in five days. And then, seven days in, I woke up one morning and I thought, 'That's odd, there's a polaroid image in my head with me and some grapes and some peanut butter. That's strange, 'cos that didn't happen.' The second day I woke up and I went to the loo and there were crumbs in the bath. The third night, I woke up at the fridge and I'd been night eating every night. I put on nine pounds in the middle of the night, without knowing. That being said, I'm looking after myself. I'm carb-less, sugar-less, fun-less. I'm in those clothes I used to wear in the 90s."

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