THE singer, speaking from his Los Angeles home and in self-isolation with his wife Ayda Field and their four children, said he had been suffering “fear and panic” while his 70-year-old father is in the UK.
“We’ve got a lot of family issues right now, my dad has got Parkinson’s, my mother-in-law who I love dearly has got a very big illness. We can’t get to them. My dad is thousands of miles away, my mum is just a year short of 80 and she’s in isolation and I can see the things whirling in her mind and her eyes going.”
Former Take That star Williams has often been joined on stage by his father Peter, who is also a singer. Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects a sufferer’s movement, often including tremors.
According to the NHS, it is thought around one in 500 people are affected by Parkinson’s disease.