Cher says being famous has ruined her social life.

The singer claims her superstar status has robbed her of her freedom and she wishes she could go out in public without people hounding her.

She told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "I don't remember the last time I went out. I am not happy. I like being an artist and really like being creative but I love my freedom too. However that's one thing I have lost."

The 67-year-old star -- who first shot to fame in 1965 at age 19 -- especially misses visiting her favourite tourist hotspots in London, insisting that wearing a disguise wouldn't help.

Cher said: "I would love to just go to the Victoria and Albert Museum and wander around the exhibitions. It's one of my favourite places but I just can't.

"I lived in London twice and loved walking around the city. But not now. It's hard for me to wear a disguise because people have seen me in every hair colour and style imaginable. Everyone's got a phone camera, as well."