Susan Boyle has been diagnosed with a form of autism known as Asperger’s syndrome or Asperger disorder. She said that she is now relieved to know about her medical condition.
She said in an interview, “I have always known that I have had an unfair label put upon me. Now I have a clearer understanding of what’s wrong and I feel relieved and a bit more relaxed about myself.”
Asperger’s syndrome is a medical condition in which social interaction becomes hard for a person and there are repeated and restricted behavior patterns.
During an interview to the Observer newspaper, Susan Boyle told that she visited specialist a year ago and then she knew about her Asperger’s syndrome and an above-average IQ.
When she was a child, she told, she faced learning problems and these difficulties were created because of the damage caused to her brain at the time of birth due to oxygen deprivation. In school, she was bullied because of it and struggled a lot.
She became very famous and highly loved by public after she sang “I Dreamed a Dream” from the Les Miserables in 2009 on a TV program Britain’s Got Talent. She made millions of fan throughout her journey till date. More than 14 million records of Boyle have been sold and her fourth album Home for Christmas has been released recently.
Occasionally, she also got nervous exhaustion because of the pressure of fame. She struggled a lot with this condition and said that she was glad to know the real problem, now she and others can better understand the difficulties she faced.
On one interview she said, “I would say I have relationship difficulties, communicative difficulties, which lead to a lot of frustration. If people were a bit more patient, that would help”.
She further said, “Asperger’s doesn’t define me. It’s a condition that I have to live with and work through, but I feel more relaxed about myself. People will have a much greater understanding of who I am and why I do the things I do.”