Chrissie Hynde tells her fans to "f**k off".

Chrissie Hynde

Chrissie Hynde

The Pretenders frontwoman openly admits she is horrible towards her own supporters, but regrets snubbing them almost immediately afterwards and insists she reacts in such a way because she is "embarrassed".

She said: "I'm a bitch to my fans. If anyone recognises me I tell them to f**k off. I suffer for it, believe me, but I'm just embarrassed and I don't know how to react.

"I always forget I'm that guy because I was 28 before I ever got recognised and I had 10 years on the streets, looking after myself.

"Now when anyone looks at me I say, 'What the f**k are you looking at?'

"Then they walk away deflated and I think, 'S**t. They were only being nice.' "

Chrissie, 65, insists she tries to shy away from her fans in public because she doesn't enjoy the attention and simply wants to lead an "ordinary life".

She added to The Times newspaper: "When it comes down to it I want to live a very ordinary life.

"Ordinary is the golden mean for me."

Despite trying to lead a run of the mill life, the star admits she hasn't looked at her bank account since 1973 when she had $500 in it after enlisting the help of a manager to deal with her finances.

She said: "I came over here in 1973 with $500 and I've never looked at my account since.

"The first thing I did when I formed a band was get a manager because I knew I'd never deal with any of that stuff."

Chrissie - who has daughters Natalie, 33, from her relationship with Ray Davies and Yasmin, 31, from her marriage to Jim Kerr - previously revealed she was sexually assault aged 21 but was vilified after suggesting women can be at fault if they are raped.