Robbie Williams has rubbished his media image as a depressive who finds it difficult to enjoy life, insisting he is actually a happy-go-lucky guy.

The FEEL singer, who remains single, has watched his reputation for self-pity steadily grow since he left British boyband Take That in 1995, but refuses to let it worry him.

He tells German newspaper Die Zeit, "I am surprised about what the public thinks of me.

"They say again and again that I am a highly depressive guy who can hardly get out of bed for the next day. Bulls**t.

"But that seems to fit them well. Like, he may be the famous entertainer Robbie Williams, but he can't enjoy his life. He can't be happy. He is depressive, a terrible person; he can't sing and is certainly gay."