Rob Mills On The Terrifying Thought He Didn't Expect To Have On Stage

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Rob Mills On The Terrifying Thought He Didn't Expect To Have On Stage

Picture this: you're standing on stage, about to perform in front of thousands of people, feeling your absolute lowest then... the stage lights come up. It’s the nightmare we’ve all had, but Rob Mills has actually lived it.

Rob is a singer, actor, writer, and — Australia’s boyfriend. He’s a big advocate for mental health, having had moments in life where he’s suffered in silence.

In this chat, one of the most vulnerable we’ve had on this podcast, Rob opens up about his once all-consuming relationship with alcohol, the mental health crisis facing men, the magic of falling in love, and how getting “the thing” isn’t always a recipe for happiness.

Listen to part two of this chat here


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Listen to Part Two of this conversation here.

Listen to last week's episode: Laura Byrne On Feeling The Pressure To “Fix” The Way She Looks

Read: The interview Rob Mills was desperate to cancel with us.

If you want to learn more about Rob Mills, read his book Putting on a Show: Manhood, Mates and Mental Health


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Host: Clare Stephens

Guest: Rob Mills

Producer: Tahli Blackman

Audio Producer: Scott Stronach 

Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.