Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Let me decline to entertain you

Could Robbie Williams have pushed his strenuous touring schedule a little bit too far? The international pop superstar may have the crowd-pulling power of the best in the business, but that doesn't mean he can't turn around and say 'enough' to his adoring fans. Williams has blamed worries about his health for his decision to cancel the Asian dates for his Close Encounters world tour, which is currently working its way around Britain. He has called off a number of gigs in south-east Asia, including shows in Hong Kong, Singapore, Mumbai and Bangalore, because of "stress and exhaustion". To be fair to the Let Me Entertain You star, he has been working his little socks off recently. A statement issued by his promoters said that he has performed over 40 shows this summer, to over three million people. It is currently unclear whether or not the Australian leg of his world tour is in danger of being cancelled.