By Abby Hassler
Robbie Williams has released a formal, public apology to his neighbor, Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, after suggesting the legendary guitarist had a mental illness when the two were fighting about Williams’ mansion renovations last fall.
“I would like to offer my sincere apologies to Jimmy Page, my neighbour, for my comments made before Christmas about him in relation to my recent building works, in which I likened alleged behaviour on his part to suffering from a mental illness,” Williams said via a prepared statement. “Jimmy Page has explained to me that certain specific factual assertions which I made were in fact not true and I am happy to accept what Jimmy Page says.”
He said he understood why Page would have found his comments offensive and apologized for any hurt he caused him or his family because of his words.
“I did not intend my comments – which, so far as I am concerned, were made privately – ever to be published,” Williams continued. “I regret that the press went on to report them and I hope that the press will now remove them.”