British singer Robbie Williams is battling personal heartache as he continues his tour with Take That - three of his loved ones have died in the last few weeks.
The Angels hitmaker is currently touring the U.K. with the band's Progress Live trek, marking his return to the group for the first time in 15 years.
But Williams has been hiding a number of personal woes - during Take That's gig at London's Wembley Stadium on Monday (04Jul11) the star told the crowd he is mourning three close pals.
He told the revellers, "The last few weeks have been tough for me. Three people have passed away in the last few weeks. It's been weird. If you need to say a prayer, sing this with me."
Williams then dedicated his hit track Angels to his lost loved ones, before breaking into the song.
A source tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "Rob lost a work colleague last month, and two other pals. It's been tough. Performing Angels has been incredibly moving for him."