World superstar Robbie Williams with Mackay born and bred man Justin Shepherd.
World superstar Robbie Williams with Mackay born and bred man Justin Shepherd. Contributed

Mackay man on stage with Robbie Williams in Melbourne

IN a packed Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne Mackay man Justin Shepherd sang "I love you" to world superstar Robbie Williams.

All dressed in pink as the Pink Boys, a support group for the Pink Girls, Mr Shepherd was pulled up on stage in front of the sell-out crowd on Saturday night.

Mr Shepherd was asked to sing along to William's hit song Something Stupid, chiming in with the lyrics "I love you".

It was a conflicting moment for the Shepelec managing director knowing his wife Samantha was a bigger fan of the UK performer.

But that didn't stop him from having an exhilarating night.

"I'm not usually someone who gets nervous or embarrassed but walking up to such a star I was very nervous," he said.

Mr Shepherd said his wife and the other Pink Girls from around Australia and the world had waited at the stadium from 6am to secure front row positions for the concert.

He and the other two Pink Boys arrived two other hours later.

During the concert, Mr Shepherd said Williams was looking at the pink crowd. Mr Shepherd raised his hand and chosen to go on stage.

Melbourne, you were fabulous tonight x

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"It was fantastic," he said.

"I still have a sore jaw, I haven't smiled so much ever he said.

But becoming the centre of attention had its drawbacks, he said it took him a long time to leave the arena.

"That was the hardest part because people wanted to touch me because I touched Robbie," he said.

"I now have 1000 friend request on Facebook and Instagram because people have photos of me."

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