Dad to be Robbie Williams has pulled out all the stops to prepare for the birth of his first child! Despite missing his wife's final few days of pregnancy to go on tour he's made sure he'll be their for the crucial moment by hiring a plane!
The singer is currently in the middle of a busy work schedule, promoting his new clothing line and performing solo gigs up and down the country.
With his wife Ayda due any day now Robbie had previously admitted he's got a bit of flack from his Mrs over his schedule, saying that Ayda is less than impressed that he's agreed to perform four gigs during the week when she's expected to go into labour.
Speaking to Chris Evans on his radio show, he said that "I've had a bit of a falling out with the wife", and went on to explain that "I've got gigs this week, the baby could come at any minute." "The wife has said, 'If I go into labour and you've got a gig in say Leeds or Dublin, you've got to cancel it and come home.'"
It sounds like Ayda has won her battle, kind of, as Robbie has now revealed he has a jet on standby as he plays a sell-out gig in Dublin tonight (September 14). Talking to the Press Association, he said:
"I don't think she's going to come today, I think it's going to be more likely next week"
"But there's a plane on standby and if I get that phone call I've got to go."
The 38-year-old is performing to a packed O2 Arena in Dublin tonight in a special charity concert. He promised fans a free show following what he said was a bad gig in Croke Park in 2006 after technical faults. Instead, tickets were sold and Robbie pledged to donate all the proceeds to Unicef.
As well as revealing his travel means, the singer also hinted that the name of his first child will be an old-fashioned one.
Robbie and his US actress wife have already picked a name for the child, expected to be a girl but are keeping quiet. He said: "There's no mad celebrity baby name. It's a very steadfast old school name."
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