Robbie Williams has had an "unexpected bonus" after contracting food poisoning - he has lost weight.
Take That were forced to cancel a performance in Copenhagen, Denmark, at the weekend after the singer became ill after eating a "dodgy" lobster and while the star - who has struggled to maintain a slender frame throughout his career - admits he still feels "zapped" by the bug, he is pleased to be a few pounds lighter.
He revealed: "At 70 per cent I think...Can walk and talk but still feel zapped. What a thoroughly unpleasant ride that was. The dramatic weight loss has been an unexpected bonus."
Robbie has been comforted through his illness by a gift from wife Ayda Field.
Responding to a question about a picture he posted of himself in his sick bed, Robbie wrote on his blog: "Yes that was a teddy in the picture with the drip. His name is better bear. Ayda got him for me and I love him."
Despite his illness, the 'Angels' singer was able to join his bandmates on stage for the next date of their 'Progress Live' tour in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, but admits he wasn't sure he would make it and only the support of fans got him through the show.
He explained: "OMG Amsterdam you have no idea. Before going on my legs were buckling and I was struggling to keep anything down. I really didn't know if I was going to pass out.
"Did it though. Do I get my 'trooper badge? The crowd were unreal . virtual wall of love willing me through. (sic)"
The 37-year-old singer also revealed the other members of Take That - Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, Howard Donald and Jason Orange - were "beside themselves" at having to cancel a show.
He said: "The pride in their work ethic is second to none. They've never cancelled a gig in the whole of their careers and they were absolutely beside themselves with worry and frustration about not being able to fulfill their duty to the fans."