Robbie Williams pulls out of closing ceremony performance at the Olympics

Robbie Williams will not perform at the closing ceremony due to birth of his child

Bad news, Robbie Williams fans. The star has pulled out of the London Olympics closing ceremony.

The singer has realised that his scheduled performance will clash with the due date of his child and he’s therefore decided not to take part in the London 2012 closing ceremony.

It’s thought that Robbie had been planning to perform David Bowie’s ‘Life on Mars?’ in addition to several of his own hits at the August 12 event.

However, he has decided to quit the production, as his wife, Ayda Field, is due to give birth to their daughter around that time, reports The Mirror.

Robbie quit a few weeks ago. He had been lined up to perform solo material and it was hoped he would sing with Take That,’ a source said.

‘However, just as rehearsals were kicking off, he said there was an ­unfortunate clash of dates. It meant organisers had to adjust the entire schedule, because Robbie is an extremely high-profile performer, and had been given such an important role in the finale.

‘A lot of organisers are now very unhappy. It’s such a huge moment for British music and they thought they had the perfect line-up.

‘Obviously, Robbie has to put his family commitments first. It’s just a shame he didn’t realise earlier.’

A spokesman for Williams added: ‘He was asked to do the closing ceremony but due to the imminent birth of his baby, he couldn’t take part.’

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