Retired cross-code rugby star Sony Bill Williams has lifted the lid on one of Sydney’s biggest celebrity scams, revealing he was “a slave to my wishes and desires” before converting to Islam.
Williams, a one-time NRL wunderkind who had the world at his feet, opens with his upcoming autobiography You Can’t Stop The Sun From Shining, exploring her past as a woman who loves to party.
Now retired double code rugby star and boxer says “no one” paid attention to his drinking issues early in his career, leading him to spiral.
“I was selfish and I had no one to answer to. Like many young people in today’s society, I had no boundaries and I was struggling to put something on my own. I had it, but I didn’t know what to do or how to do it. To do, ”he writes.
“Party culture, money, drugs and alcohol use. I was wrestling with it but I don’t say.
Williams famously went out with his Canterbury teammates to take a lucrative rugby offer in France, one of the biggest PR disasters of the competition.
But it was his Notorious meeting with former Ironwoman Candice Warner (nee Falzon) That made the biggest headlines.
“There were other moments, when after a game the party got caught up in the harsh culture, I drank a lot, took drugs and frustrated myself,” says Williams.
“And then there was an incident at a nightclub in 2007, when I was fooled around with a woman in a toilet shop.
“She and I both had to live with that mistake for the rest of our lives. It made headlines around a good part of the world. It was embarrassing, and not just for me. There’s a woman involved, of course, even though she was a single adult woman and So this is really someone else’s business.
“But I had a girlfriend in my house who was publicly humiliated and suffered the pain of being betrayed. She certainly didn’t deserve to be at the center of a media storm.”
Sydney’s infamous moment continues to follow both Williams and Warner, who was trolled on a recent tour by South African fans with her now-Australian cricket husband David Warner. Sandpaper insult of Cape Town.
The Williams book is set for release next week.