Robbie Williams offers touching tribute to Shane Warne as he leads chant for the cricketer at his Melbourne show
Robbie Williams shared a touching tribute to Australian cricketer Shane Warne at his Melbourne show on Saturday.
The English singer,48, got the concert-goers to chant ‘Warnie’ before performing his hit song Feel.
Shane’s son Jackson and his girlfriend Kiah Broadsmith sat in the crowd during the emotional moment at Rod Laver Arena.
Tribute: Robbie Williams has offered a touching tribute to Shane Warne as he led a chant for the cricketer at his Melbourne show on Saturday
Prior to his performance, Robbie met Jackson and Kiah backstage.
Jackson said it was an ‘honour to meet Robbie before the show’ in an Instagram post.
‘He was kind enough to invite our family and friends to say hello. And it was very special that he started a Warnie chant in the middle of his concert,’ he said.
‘We had a really fun night. I’ll cherish that memory forever.’
Chant: The English singer,48, got the concert-goers to chant ‘Warnie’ before performing his hit song Feel
Warne died on March 4 at the age of 52 while on holiday with his friends in Koh Samui, Thailand. He died from ‘natural causes’, an autopsy concluded.
Four friends who were staying with Shane battled to save his life for 20 minutes after he was found unconscious in a villa in their Koh Samui resort.
Thai police said that he was staying in the villa with four friends, and when one of the group tried to wake Shane for food at around 5pm local time he was found to be unresponsive.
Attendance: Shane’s son Jackson and his girlfriend Kiah Broadsmith sat in the crowd during the emotional moment at Rod Laver Arena
Last month, Warne was farewelled in an emotional memorial at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Famous faces rolled into the MCG to pay tribute to Warne, with AFL legends Garry Lyon and Sam Newman, former cricketers David Boon, Andrew Symonds and Simon O’Donnell and music icon Molly Meldrum all in attendance.
Colourful Melbourne figure Mick Gatto, ex-footy stars Nick Riewoldt and Leigh Montagna and ex-cricketer Darren Berry were also in attendance.
Politicians including Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Labor leader Anthony Albanese, former PM John Howard and Victorian Premier Dan Andrews were also among the 50,000+ packing the ground.
Kylie Minogue, Hugh Jackman, and Chris Martin paid tribute to Warne at his star-studded state memorial.
Tragic: Warne died on March 4 at the age of 52 while on holiday with his friends in Koh Samui, Thailand. He died from ‘natural causes’, an autopsy concluded