Therapy helped Bradley Cooper grow as a person

London: Actor Bradley Cooper says he "loves" therapy as it has helped him to "grow as a person".

The `Hangover 2` actor, who was recently voted the sexiest man in Hollywood, said he didn`t seek professional help because of a personal "crisis", Contactmusic reported.

"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," he said.

Cooper, who has formerly dated the likes of Renee Zellweger and was recently linked to `Avatar` actress Zoe Saldana, said having to survive on a strict diet and exercise
regime for his role in `The A-Team` was a "crazy" experience.

"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," he added.