How Anthony Field Got His “Wiggle” Back
As leader of Australian children’s music group The Wiggles, Anthony Field performs in concerts for over a million audience members each year. Since 1991, the group has earned 17 gold, 12 platinum, three double-platinum, and ten multi-platinum awards for sales of over 17 million DVDs and 4 million albums. Witnessing the unmatched joy of young kids singing and dancing up a storm every day makes the Wiggles, according to Anthony, “the greatest job in the world”.
But despite their unprecedented worldwide success, he almost gave it all up in 2004. Anthony was addled by chronic back and neck pain along with a string of digestive and food intolerance issues that had left him in a general state of poor health and fueled the clinical depression he had battled for years. As much as he loved performing with the Wiggles, it got to the point that he simply couldn’t continue. According to Anthony, he was “smiling on stage every day, but in agony behind the scenes.” Read more