Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Robbie Williams has checked out of rehab early. The troubled singer reportedly ignored medical advice and left his month-long programme a week early last night. However, a spokesman for Robbie, Bryony Watts, said: "Robbie has completed treatment in Arizona and continues with an after-care programme in Los Angeles." Robbie has returned to his Los Angeles mansion to be looked after by his mother Jan, who is a drink and drugs counsellor. Jan, 56, insists her son's decision to get help on his 33rd birthday was the "best present he could give himself". It had been reported Robbie was staying at Arizona's Meadows Centre, but he was actually at the 700-a-night Cottonwood de Tucson, according to Britain's The Sun newspaper.
The clinic - said to be one of the toughest in the US - makes patients share rooms, wake up at 7am and eat in a basic cafeteria. Patients are ordered to detox for the first five days and only allowed to go on supervised day trips. They also undergo intense group therapy before having one-to-one meetings with a therapist. While he was in rehab, Robbie spent his time studying British trivia. A source said: "He's trying to keep his brain active. He wants to brush up on his British and US history." The 'Feel' singer, who became hooked on anti-depressants, sleeping pills and caffeine, checked into rehab on February 13.