Pop star Robbie Williams says his love of soccer helped him in battling alcoholism.
Although it has been more than five years, since the singer has come out of his life of drug addiction, he admits he is heavily addicted to chocolate and coffee and occasionally takes recreational drugs.
But he nevertheless insists he would spiral out of control if he didn't need to keep fit to play sport.
"I'm addicted to everything. I drink far too much coffee. I'm never asleep before 4 or 5am - and ten o'clock in the morning is like the middle of the night for me. I straddle the line between f**king 'Sport Billy' who loves getting up in the morning and attacking my day with gusto, playing football and being fit, and then there's the half of me that just wants to be somewhere else in my head," Contactmusic quoted him, as saying.
"I'm cut between a druggie and a professional athlete. I hate drugs. I love drugs. I can honestly say that I don't take too many prescription drugs. And you can easily get into the too many sleeping tablets thing."
"But I love football - and sleeping tablets don't mix with it," he added.