Michael Buble has surprised his fans by admitting he has "a temper" and was "prone to violence" as a child.
The Canadian crooner is known for being one of the music world's nice guys, but insisted that he also has a darker side.
Following a suggestion that he is the "housewives' choice", Michael told the Mail on Sunday's Event magazine: " But 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. But all of us are. I think I'm a kind, generous, gentle soul who's an egotistical, hard f***ing a****** with a temper."
Michael, who is married to actress Luisana Lopilato, went on: " I was prone to violence as a kid, and I'll tell you now, I'm not a big man - I'm about 5ft 10in and weigh about 160lb - but I could do it again, and probably will. And shouldn't, and have every reason not to and everything to lose - but probably will do it again."
However, the singer said that although he can lose his temper: "I'm not the Incredible Hulk!"