Robbie Williams has nightmares about being killed by terrorists.

The 'Rudebox' hitmaker has had trouble sleeping recently and can't remember the last time he had dreams as horrific as the nocturnal visions he has been experiencing.

He told the Daily Star newspaper: "I had a dream the other night that a sectarian group was trying to kill me. I have not had a nightmare like that for a long time, forever really, but a certain paramilitary group came to kill me."

Robbie - who is married to actress Ayda Field - recovered quickly from his night time terror when he realised the realistic visions were just dreams.

He added: "But I suddenly woke up and saw my brother-in-law Rich from Stoke-on-Trent at the bottom of my stairs at my home in LA and knew everything was all right."

The 37-year-old singer has previously admitted to spells of paranoia in the past and spent the entire of the summer in 2008 holed up in his Los Angeles mansion, before emerging disguised in a gorilla suit and wearing a pair of sunglasses.

The shop manager who sold him the suit explained: "He spent a long time trying various costumes before he chose the gorilla suit and bought it for $60."