Canadian crooner Michael Buble has admitted that he has anger issues and is prone to violence when he loses his temper.

The I Just Haven't met You Yet hitmaker, regarded as one of the nice guys in the music industry, said: "I think I'm a kind, generous, gentle soul who's an egotistical, hard f**king a**hole.

"I was prone to violence as a kid, and I'll tell you now, I'm not a big man but I could do it again, and probably will," he told the Mail on Sunday. "And shouldn't and have every reason not to and everything to lose - but probably will do it again".

Buble, who is married to actress Luisana Lopilato, added: "I just don't have a filter. I just don't. It makes me angry to even think about diverting myself from something that I need to say".

"I'm not the housewives' choice! Look at my audience. They're gay, they're straight, they're black, they're young, they're old. I've got the most eclectic audience in music.

"I swear, if I had to tell you under oath who I really am, you'd think I was schizophrenic"