Bradley Cooper "loves" therapy.

The 'Hangover 2' actor - who was recently voted the Sexiest Man in Hollywood - explained he didn't seek professional help because of a personal "crisis", but thought it would help him to "grow as a person".

He explained: "Oh, God, I love therapy.

"It was not really a crisis I went in with, just getting turned on to that aspect of wanting to grow as a person. I thought it was fantastic."

Bradley - who has formerly dated the likes of Renee Zellweger and was recently linked to 'Avatar' actress Zoe Saldana - admitted having to survive on a strict diet and exercise regime for his role in 'The A-Team' was a "crazy" experience, and while he found the results aesthetically pleasing, it is not something he could commit to long-term.

He added in an interview with Celebs On Sunday magazine: "I had a crazy training programme. From an aesthetic point of view, yeah, it was unbelievable, but not from a lifestyle point of view.

"Halfway through the film, from the scene where I don't appear, I basically started eating pizza and ice cream."