Reformed boy band Take That have pledged their support for troubled ex-bandmate Robbie Williams, crediting the singer for their recent musical resurgence.
Williams, who was admitted to The Meadows rehabilitation clinic in Arizona on Tuesday (13FEB07), quit the group in 1995, but remaining members GARY BARLOW, Mark Owen, JASON ORANGE and HOWARD DONALD believe the ANGEL star's solo popularity helped bolster their 2006 comeback.
Barlow says, "First of all there are so many people you need to thank (for Take That's popularity) but we're not going to do that. The real people to thank are each other because we've done this as a team.
"Then there's Robbie. We should thank him because I honestly think if it wasn't for him and for his huge success, there wouldn't still be the interest there for us that has put us back on the map. So cheers, Robbie, thanks a lot."