The two superstars are neighbours in Kensington, west London, and have been in dispute over the erstwhile Take That singer’s plans to renovate the house he bought from the late film director Michael Winner for £17.5m in 2013. Williams’ builders were fined almost £5000 last month after making too much noise during the work.
Williams accused Page of spying on him by sitting in his car and recording the noise made by his workmen. He was speaking on Italy’s Radio Deejay [via The Sun] when he reportedly made the accusation off-air but was caught on camera. The comments were later posted online.
Williams has now apologised in a statement issued via his PR.
He said: “I would like to offer my sincere apologies to Jimmy Page, my neighbour, for my comments made before Christmas about him in relation to my recent building works, in which I likened alleged behaviour on his part to suffering from a mental illness. Jimmy Page has explained to me that certain specific factual assertions which I made were in fact not true and I am happy to accept what Jimmy Page says.”
He continued: “I understand why Jimmy Page will have found my comments offensive and I apologise for any hurt that they have caused him and his family as a result. I did not intend my comments – which, so far as I am concerned, were made privately – ever to be published. I regret that the press went on to report them and I hope that the press will now remove them.”
Robbie Williams is currently undertaking a huge European stadium tour.