Robin Williams has revealed that he feels like he has been stabbed in the back by Lance Armstrong, after the seven times Tour de France winner admitted using performance enhancing drugs to enhance his chances of victory.
Williams and Armstrong have been friends for several years, and the comedian used to leap to the defence of the athlete every time he was accused of doping.
An insider told the National Enquirer that Williams is still in a state of shock after watching Armstrong’s interview with Oprah Winfrey, which was broadcast last week.
“Robin’s tried to wrap his head around it and can’t,” stated the source. “Robin’s supported Lance through thick and thin and believed him when he said he wasn’t doping. He bought it … Robin didn’t doubt Lance’s word and told everyone the accusations were hogwash. Now he feels like a fool. He feels like he’s been stabbed in the back.”
Williams has supported Armstrong’s cancer research charity for several years, and even wrote the opening salvo to his book, Lance Armstrong: Images of a Champion.
The Jumanji star scribed, “It is a heavy burden, the mantle of “hero.” He carries this weight with all of the grace and talent and motivation possible.”
Armstrong, who in the past has been given the support of numerous other celebrities alongside Williams, such as Jake Gyllenhaal, Matthew McConaughey, Kate Hudson, and his former girlfriend Sheryl Crow, has reportedly turned down the opportunity to appear on Dancing With The Stars too.
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