Robbie Williams Hits Pause On 'Angels'

Robbie Williams says he will let “Angels” go – at least for now.

The 43-year-old singer will take a break from singing his most popular song, which came out in 1997, to focus on performing the rarities and unreleased material from his Under the Radar album.

"People want an Under The Radar gig and I will do it," Williams told the Daily Star. "Seeing the comments on YouTube, I got to revel in the fact they meant a lot to people. I like my ego being stroked… and it's a lot of fun."

Williams admitted performing "Angels" – once voted Britain's favourite funeral song – takes an emotional toll.

“There are people who put posters up before ‘Angels’ about their mum or dad who died and I think ‘Oh God, I am going to cry.’ It did affect me,” he said.

“I have to hold myself together or I could cry at everything and look pathetic.”

Williams previously closed his concerts with the song. Last year, he sang it at the One Love Manchester concert as thousands of music fans sang along.