The singer has been told to take 'substantial time' off - but he can't turn down a snuggle up to Kylie in Stockholm...

ROBBIE WILLIAMS will be going against doctors orders when he appears at the MTV Europe Awards in Stockholm this week (November 16), after being urged to rest.

Having just finished a huge UK tour, Robbie suffered exhaustion and gastro-enteritis and has been told to take ‘substantial time’ off from his schedule. However the star is determined to make it to the Awards, where he is due to perform and possibly pick up to five prizes.

According to Robbie’s spokesman, “Although his recovery is tentative, Robbie is insisting that he will join them in Stockholm on Thursday’s show day.”

Health permitting, Robbie’s performance will be the Kylie Minogue duet ‘Kids’.