We believe you! Robbie Williams silences weight gain rumours by posting topless picture of his washboard stomach
15:53 GMT, 14 March 2012
Robbie Williams isn't about to take speculation that he is piling on the pounds lying down.
The singer hit back at the suggestion via his blog yesterday, posting a picture that certainly proved that his washboard abs are back for good.
Robbie, 38, posed topless for a picture showcasing his flat stomach and smugly giving his critics the finger.
Still want to call me fat Robbie Williams had a message for anyone questioning whether he had piled on the pounds in this picture posted on his blog
The Feel singer wore loose-fitting grey tracksuit bottoms for the picture, which appears to be taken in the living room of his LA home.
Referring to the photographers who
took the unflattering picture, he wrote: 'Thank you for your
internationally syndicated horrid picture of me (the one you put up of
me leaving Taverna Tony's…)
'Just to “weigh” it up here's me at home the next day. With much love and respect, Robert.'
'Let's weight it up': The singer was responding to unflattering pictures taken over the weekend where he appeared larger than usual
The offending picture was taken as Robbie left Greek restaurant Taverna Tony;s in Malibu.
Williams wore a dark blue jacket which gave the illusion of a paunch. His broad smile also created a double chin, sparking discussion over the singer's weight.
Since ending his tour with Take That last year, Robbie has returned to working on solo material.
He is also gearing up for the next SoccerAid game in May. He will captain the England team while actor Michael Sheen will head up The Rest of the World team.
Bad angle: But his 'paunch' was simply an illusion created by his boxy jacket, and the 38-year-old's flat stomach today spoke for itself
Marvin Humes, Aston Merrygold, Olly Murs and Gordon Ramsay are just some of the names set to participate.
Robbie wrote on his blog recently: 'Soccer Aid returns for the fourth time, and with it a renewed sense of passion for this remarkable event that can help vulnerable children all around the world.
'I make no bones about it, we lost, The Rest of The World managed to scrape together a jammy victory. Soccer Aid this year will be bigger and better than ever because this time it's personal. Michael Sheen, I'm gunning for you son.'