Robbie Williams says he was threatened with being beheaded in Haiti

Julia Hunt
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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 12: Singer, Robbie Williams walks through the paddock during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Australia at Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit on March 12, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
Robbie Williams ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Australia at Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit in 2020 (Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Robbie Williams has revealed he was threatened with being beheaded when he visited Haiti on a charity mission.

The Rock DJ singer said the “scary” incident took place when he and his wife Ayda went to the country after it was devastated by an earthquake in 2010.

Speaking on Ayda’s podcast, Field’s Postcards From The Edge, he said: “I got threatened to be beheaded in Haiti.

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Singer Robbie Williams, right, and actress Ayda Field pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the musical 'The Band', in London, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
Robbie Williams and actress Ayda Field at the premiere of the musical 'The Band', in 2018. (Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

“We were going out there to help.

“I was like, ‘Should we go to the next street then?’, and looking back, it was scary.”

“I was with you,” Ayda chimed in. “I too was being threatened to be beheaded as well.”

It is estimated that 250,000 people were killed when the 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck in January 2010.

Williams, 46, went to the country soon after and made a string of appeal videos showing the devastation and the impact on the 1.5 million people who lost their homes.

Speaking at the time, the star said some of the scenes were “like a movie set”.

The star also reunited with his band Take That and several other stars to record a cover of REM’s Everybody Hurts in aid of victims of the earthquake.

14 January 2010 - Port au Prince, Haiti - A man exits a restaurant after he looked for his belongings. An earthquake rocked Port au Prince on January 12. Photo Credit: Marco Dormino/UN Photo/Sipa Press/1001150023
An earthquake devastated Haiti on January 12, 2010 (Marco Dormino/UN Photo/Sipa Press/1001150023)

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The singer tied the knot with Ayda in August the same year and the couple now have four children together.

They welcomed daughter Teddy in 2012 and son Charlie followed two years later.

In 2018 they had daughter Coco via a surrogate. In February this year they revealed they had used the same surrogate to have a baby boy named Beau.