15/08/2012 11:39 BST | Updated 15/08/2012 13:02 BST

Robert Pattinson Hits The Town Following First Public Appearance (PICS)

Robert Pattinson has only just tried to quash rumours he has been "drinking and wallowing in misery" since news of Kristen Stewart's affair with Rupert Sanders hit the headlines.

But R-Patz certainly looked to have enjoyed a few beverages after he was seen looking glassy eyed as he left a New York drinking den last night.

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Rob had been drowning his sorrows in Soho House after another busy day promoting his new film Cosmopolis, but he did manage a smile for the waiting cameras as he left. Well, a few sherries never fails to make us smile.

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Rob returned to the spotlight at the premiere of the film on Sunday night, making his first public appearance since Kristen's affair.

And in an interview with Showbiz Tonight, he said that he is beginning to have a "total dissociation" from things that are written abuot him.

"Since the first Twilight you enter this realm where things are reported about you. It's weird," he said.

"It's a very abstract realm that doesn't really have a lot to do with personal reality. You start having a total disassociation," he added.

R-Patz also told America's Time magazine, that he thought his fans' support was "really sweet".

He said: "I guess if people think they're worried about you, it's sweet. It's kind of odd... But at the same time, the world is a pretty cruel place, so whatever inspires people to suddenly feel this kindness, hopefully they'll look at themselves and they'll look at their own lives and realise, 'I have the ability to - to empathise with people!... Hey, I've learned something!'"

Robert is due to escape to Australia for his next film role in The Rover, where he is said to be looking forward to getting some space.

A source told The New York Post: "Rob wants to get away for a while, and is looking forward to filming in the desert in Australia. He needs some space."


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