Leona Lewis believes she lived as a neglected animal in a previous life.
Leona Lewis thinks she was an animal in a past life.
The 'Trouble' singer is an ardent animal rights campaigner and this is inspired by her belief she previously lived as a neglected creature in another life.
Leona told Time Out London magazine: ''A part of me feels like I was an animal in my past life that wasn't treated very nicely. And I do believe that every creature has a soul and has feelings.''
When probed about what chickens feel, the star mused: ''Pain. I'm sure they feel sadness, if they're cooped up in a little cage. Fear and pain and suffering is not OK for any being to feel intentionally at the hands of us.''
The 'Bleeding Love' hitmaker also revealed she likes to see the best in people even if they don't have good intentions, and her compassionate streak and ''fairytale'' outlook has landed her in trouble in the past.
Leona said: ''I feel like I've lived quite a sheltered life, like my mum and dad were quite protective of me. I've learned a lot in the past few years that not everyone has good intentions, and I always want to see the best in people.
''I won't ever let it make me jaded, because I'll always think that there is some good in everyone. Even the worst person.
''I do live in a fairyland half of my life. And I have been burned a couple of times because of that. I feel like, as I get older I just get stronger and I know myself more. I'm in my twenties ... It's a time of self-discovery.''