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Robbie Williams pulls of three shows in Russia

Robbie Williams has cancelled the final two shows on the European leg of his Heavy Entertainment Show tour after being struck down with an illness.

The former Take That star, 43, has withdrawn from concerts at St. Petersburg’s Ice Palace and Moscow’s Olympic Stadium on September 7 and 10 respectively, with rescheduled dates yet to be announced.

'Due to illness the final two dates of the European leg of The Heavy Entertainment Show Tour, St. Petersburg and Moscow, have been cancelled,' a spokesperson confirmed.  

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Out of action: Robbie Williams has cancelled the final two shows on the European leg of his Heavy Entertainment Show tour after being struck down with an illness

Out of action: Robbie Williams has cancelled the final two shows on the European leg of his Heavy Entertainment Show tour after being struck down with an illness

Robbie has also pulled out of a performance at the annual New Wave international singing competition in Russian city Sochi. 

The singer, who has been touring the United Kingdom and mainland Europe with his current tour since June, will return to the stage when the Australasian leg kicks off in Auckland on February 14. 

MailOnline has contacted Robbie’s representatives for further comment. 

Not happening: The former Take That star, 43, has withdrawn from concerts at St. Petersburg’s Ice Palace and Moscow’s Olympic Stadium on September 7 and 10 respectively, with rescheduled dates yet to be announced

Not happening: The former Take That star, 43, has withdrawn from concerts at St. Petersburg’s Ice Palace and Moscow’s Olympic Stadium on September 7 and 10 respectively, with rescheduled dates yet to be announced

The withdrawals come shortly after Robbie spoke about the perils of fame, sensationally disclosing that he thinks his job could 'kill him.' 

Speaking to The Sunday Times Magazine, the British hitmaker discussed his struggles with being in the spotlight - admitting that it was 'bad for his health' and touched upon his battle with depression.  

Speaking to the publication, Robbie, who is married to Ayda Field, revealed: 'This job is really bad for my health. It’s going to kill me. Unless I view it in a different way.' 

Candid: Robbie previously spoke about the perils of fame, sensationally disclosing that he thinks his job could 'kill him'

Candid: Robbie previously spoke about the perils of fame, sensationally disclosing that he thinks his job could 'kill him'

'[Depression] sprints through my family. I don’t know if I’d be this mentally ill without fame. I don’t think it would be as gross or as powerful if it hadn’t have been for fame,' the Angel

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