Singer Sam Smith says he was born sad because he has always been attracted to sorrow and misery.

"I’ve had an amazing life, but I think I was born with a little bit of sadness in me.

"I’ve always been attracted to those things, whether it’s sad movies, sad music… When you’re sad, you feel everything in a greater way than you do when you’re happy. I’m a vulnerable, sensitive person," Smith told NME magazine.

However, the ‘Latch’ crooner believes his sense of sadness has kept him level-headed, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

"I’m insanely self-conscious about my body, about my music, about everything in my life, and that self-consciousness is what’s keeping my feet on the ground at the moment. If I didn’t have it, I’d become a bit of a p***k. I’m thankful for my sadness," he added.