Robbie Williams opens up about drug use in Instagram video

Robbie Williams has discussed drug use during an Instagram video.

The former Take That singer was answering questions from fans, when two men asked ”Which gear should I be on?”

Williams, who has 1.7 million followers on the social media service, replied: ”I know it is a gag, but are you talking like steroids, or speed or weed?”

One of the men, from Nottingham, replied: “No it was cocaine... that is what we call it.”

The 44-year-old father of three answered by saying that it has been ”a long, long time” since he had taken the drug.

“Look, I am 44 and when you get to 44 the heart can’t keep up with that s**t. I have got kids,” he said.

Williams, who acts as a judge on The X Factor alongside his wife Ayda Field, then asked how old the men were.

On finding out they were 20, he mused: ”You’re good, carry on, have a great time, write it all down so you can have it in your memoirs.”

Williams then moved on to discussing alcoholic drinks: “Rum is great. Whisky is just f***ing weird. Rum is a lot of fun. Do you drink Drambuie?

“I mean not that you would ever take ecstasy, but it goes very well with ecstasy. Not that you ever would.”

He added: “Awful, don’t do it.”

The singer has previously spoken openly about his battles with drink and drugs, once revealing he took anti-depressants helped him overcome “demons”.

The Independent has contacted Williams for further comment.