Sam Smith believes he was born sad

Sam Smith believes he was born plagued by sadness because he's always been attracted to sorrow and misery.

Sam Smith believes he was born sad

Sam Smith thinks he was "born with sadness" in him.

The 23-year-old singer has admitted he's been plagued with misery his whole life because he's always been attracted to sorrow.

He explained to NME magazine: "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. I overthink everything."

However, the 'Writing's On The Wall' hitmaker believes his sense of sadness has kept him level-headed.

He added: "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 pr*ck. I'm thankful for my sadness."

Meanwhile, Sam sparked controversy last year when he claimed he didn't want to become a spokesman for the gay community but he has since backtracked on his comments.

He explained: "I'm a gay man who came out when I was 10 years old, and there's nothing in my life that I'm prouder of."

He added: "I want to be a spokesperson. I want to be a figure in the gay community, who speaks for gay men.

"I sell records in countries where gay men get killed and that's a big thing for me, because maybe one person in that country will pick up my album, realise it's by a gay artist, and it might change their opinion."

To read Sam Smith's full interview, pick up your free copy of NME magazine this Friday (23.10.15).

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