Robin Thicke was 'in a bad place' as he recalls using painkillers

Robin Thicke was ‘in a bad place’ as he recalls using painkillers and his ‘crumbling marriage’ to Paula Patton during Blurred Lines chapter

Robin Thicke was ‘in a bad place’ during a time where he was professionally soaring.

The 43-year-old singer recalled his ‘crumbling’ marriage to Paula Patton as he battled ‘using painkillers’ while Blurred Lines became a commercial success in 2013.

Thicke admitted in PEOPLE magazine’s latest issue that there was ‘a melting pot of trouble brewing’ in his personal life was falling apart. 

Talk about it: Robin Thicke was ‘in a bad place’ during a time where he was professionally soaring; seen with Paula in 2007

His big break came with Blurred Lines as it climbed to the top of the charts in 2013 and ‘became the longest-running No. 1 single of the year after topping the Billboard Hot 100 for 12 consecutive weeks.’

The song, which also included Pharrell Williams and T.I., had an equally controversial video starring a topless Emily Ratajkowski to match the questionable lyrics.  

‘My marriage to Paula was crumbling,’ he said. ‘I started using painkillers. It was a melting pot of trouble brewing, and I was so arrogant that I thought I could handle it all.’ 

A star is born: His big break came with Blurred Lines as it climbed to the top of the charts in 2013 and ‘became the longest-running No. 1 single of the year after topping the Billboard Hot 100 for 12 consecutive weeks’

Yikes: After a raunchy performance with Miley Cyrus at the MTV Video Music Awards in August 2013, Robin was caught grabbing a fan in a backstage photo, with his wife was merely inches away

After a raunchy performance with Miley Cyrus at the MTV Video Music Awards in August 2013, Robin was caught grabbing a fan in a backstage photo, with his wife was merely inches away. 

She filed for divorce in 2014 after nine years of marriage and 21 years together, claiming infidelity, physical abuse and drug use. Thicke has denied cheating and abuse allegations. 

‘Everything seemed to burn down there for a few years,’ he said.

‘Everything seemed to burn down there for a few years,’ he said after the photo with Lana Scolaro surfaced

He and Pharrell were later sued by Marvin Gaye’s estate for copyright infringement of the ’77 hit Got to Give It Up and were ordered to pay $5.3million in damages when the case was settled in 2015.  

‘That year was a whirlwind of fame, and overindulgence all coming to a head,’ Thicke said.’The painkillers (prescribed at first from back pain due to traveling) became part of the release.’

He added: ‘You don’t realize you’re not in control. Fame and a lot of those things — they got to me. I was in a bad place. I’m happy to have closed that chapter.’ 

Bliss: Despite a rocky past, Thicke admits he has ‘never been happier’ with where his life is now with fiancee April Love Geary by his side and his growing family

Family over everything: The couple recently welcomed son Luca and have two daughters, Mia and Lola. He also shares co-parenting responsibilities of his 10-year-old son, Julian, with his ex 

Despite a rocky past, Thicke admits he has ‘never been happier’ with where his life is now with fiancee April Love Geary by his side and his growing family. 

The couple recently welcomed son Luca and have two daughters, Mia and Lola. He also shares co-parenting responsibilities of his 10-year-old son, Julian, with his ex.    

‘In many ways, I don’t think I’ve ever been this happy,’ he said ahead of the release of his first album in seven years, On Earth, and in Heaven. ‘This album is a testament to all the love in my life and the people who have gotten me here.’ 

‘In many ways, I don’t think I’ve ever been this happy,’ he said ahead of the release of his first album in seven years, On Earth, and in Heaven

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