Robbie Williams can’t make his own birthday party

Robbie Williams’ wife Ayda Fields was forced to come clean about the surprise party that she had organised for him in LA so that he wouldn’t fly back to Stoke-on-Trent.

The Angels singer’s old hometown had planned a month of celebrations to mark his 40th birthday party, including naming roads after his songs, a plaque in the park where he used to play and a mini festival.

The singer and his wife were left gutted that they couldn’t attend and he took to his blog to let his fans know just how terrible he felt. He wrote: ‘Unbeknownst to me my wife has planned a rather large and intricate surprise few days, which due to the celebration in Stoke she had to tell me about’

Even if he can’t make the actual celebration, we’re sure the people of Stoke are proud of their star. He wrote: “I wear where I’m from like a badge of honour always have done always will do.”

He added: ‘It all feels like it’s happening to someone else, someone who’s far more deserving.’

Aw, Robbie, we think you deserve it.