Robbie Williams says "God bless you Greece, I love you" after alluding Greeks are thieves

Robbie Williams

Robbie Williams expressed an indirect "apology" to the Greeks with a story he posted on Instagram on Sunday afternoon after alluding that the Greeks are "thieves" with a comment he left during his concert in Athens on Saturday night.

In his story, the British singer mentioned with warm words about the "warm" and "generous of spirit" spectators, repeating once again - as he had done from the stage - appreciation to Greece.

Robbie Williams also showed the rosary with blue beads he received to "ward off the evil eye."

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"So to celebrate the most incredible show that I had last night with the most warm people, generous of spirit, in a most intimate beautiful setting, that I'll be eternally grateful for, thank you Greece, I've got this to ward off the evil eye. It's a present I've been given today that I'm very grateful for. God Bless you Greece, I love you," he said.

The divisive statement

The English artist took to the stage of Terra Vibe, after eight years and thousands of people gathered there to admire him.

Those who attended had the opportunity to hear various stories from his personal experiences, as on the occasion of his 25 years in the music scene, the artist "opened up" to his audience.

Interacting with him, he even tried to make a joke about his Greek fans, but it didn't have the effect he wanted.

Specifically, the conclusion drawn from his words was that he characterised the Greeks as "thieves".

"None of them wanted to touch my ass or anything but they all wanted to steal the jewels off my pants. That's Greece. You can keep your body Robbie, we will sell these tomorrow on eBay," he can be heard saying to the crowd.

Robbie Williams went on stage at the Rockwave Festival in Athens after eight years of absence and caused delight and excitement in the Greek audience.

The English singer celebrated his 25 years on the music scene with an impressive 90-minute concert, performing his big hits such as "Let Me Entertain You", "Angels", and "Feel".

Of course, his program did not miss his big hit, "Me and My Monkey", in which he gave a rare acapella performance.

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However, viewers had the opportunity to learn about various aspects of his life and listen to his songs. The star talked to his audience and did not hesitate to mention his battle with depression, drugs, and the people who "saved" him, namely his wife and their four children.

His audience adored him, as expected, both for his performance and for his stage presence. The singer has not been in Greece since 2015, when he had appeared again on the TerraVibe stage.

The only difference his fans may have noticed was that compared to other years, Robbie Williams lacked the boundless energy he once had on stage. After all, he himself has spoken again about the long struggle with Covid.

Recently, in fact, he had interrupted his concert in the Netherlands for this reason.

The star published on his personal Instagram account snapshots from last night, while he did not fail to thank the people who honoured him with his presence.

Underneath a series of photos posted, the singer wrote: “Greece: thank you for last night. It was beautiful. I love you, Rob x"

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