The Climb singer Miley Cyrus has admitted she is ''messed up'' and struggles to lead a ''normal life."

The 20-year-old 'Twerking' star, who recently shocked fans with her provocative performance at the MTV Video Music Awards last weekend, admitted she has ''issues."

Speaking to the Sunday People, Cyrus said: ''I'm messed up ... I have so many ******* issues.

''I am so ****** up - everyone does dumb stuff when they are messed up.

''I don't have a normal life. I take a hiatus every now and again but I'm not good at that.''

The Disney child star further explained that she was never like her clean-cut Hannah Montana character, adding: ''During Hannah Montana I think people knew I was acting. I've never been able to hide anything, a bit like Justin Bieber.

''Others who have been on kids' shows try to act like their characters - but I'm not like that.

''I never pretended I was as good as the Disney Channel writes ... You will be amazed at some of the notes I got ... It's crazy. But they can't make ­people not grow up.''