Pop megastar Robbie Williams turned to prayer after falling ill with the symptoms of coronvirus.
The 46-year-old spent three weeks in quarantine to protect his young family after developing a cough and a fever.
And Robbie, who grew up in Tunstall and Burslem, says his illness lifted after taking to pray while self-isolating at a B&B near his Los Angeles home after a trip to Australia.
Robbie – who is married to 40-year-old actress Ayda Field – is father to seven-year-old daughter Theodora, five-year-old son Charlton, 18-month-old daughter Colette, and one-month-old son Beau.
“I could feel my body was getting lethargic and tired and heavy and I convinced myself I’d got coronavirus,” he told The Sun on Sunday as he described being apart from his family while locked away in a nearby AirBnB.
“I never normally do it but I got down on my knees and prayed. I thought about my wife and family,” he revealed.
“Within 30 seconds I had lifted my vibration and was in love,” he went on.
“And you know what? The symptoms went away and the fear went away,” he claims.
Last weekend, Ayda shared video of Robbie being reunited with his two eldest children after he had been in self-isolation for three weeks.
Video showed Theodora – known as Teddy – and Charlton looking down the driveway together as Ayda asked them if they could see anyone they recognised.
The young children both shouted out “daddy” as they could see Robbie approaching.
The former Take That star beamed as he walked with his arms outstretched and his children ran towards him.
Bending down, Robbie scooped up Teddy and hugged her, before dropping to his knees to embrace his son.
Ayda explained that the children had been living without their father for 21 days.
Sharing the video, she wrote: “@robbiewilliams After 3 weeks…REUNITED!”
Robbie and Ayda have been using social media to boost the spirits of fans – with Robbie treating followers to karaoke sessions, while Ayda has been uploading hilarious workouts.
Rob has encouraged fans to look after themselves amid the ongoing pandemic, saying on Instagram last week: “Keep safe. Wash your hands. Be kind.”