British singer/songwriter James Blunt has dismissed his persona as a sensitive and emotional soul as inaccurate, instead insisting he is a lot tougher than people think.

The YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL singer served time in the UK army on the battlefields in Kosovo and thinks his war experiences made him a harder man.

He says, "I may be able to write emotional songs in the privacy of my own environment, but I'm not going to start crying out of the blue.

"Just because I had a guitar with me in Kosovo doesn't mean I'm overly sensitive. In fact, most people would say I'm not very sensitive."