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Susan Boyle

Asperger’s Syndrome diagnosis

1 Dec, 2013

Boyle tells Daily Mail that she has been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, a mild form of autism, which makes her feel like ‘King Kong’s mother’.

Off stage, [my bad behavior] happens lots. It always has. But I’m getting better at dealing with it because I know what it is. If I feel I’m going to take a mood swing, I get up and leave. I get depressed. I just go away, be myself. Then I come back to you. I always come back. It is definitely getting better. Since the diagnosis I’ve learned strategies for coping with it, and the best one is always to just walk away. I want people to see how it is, to see that you shouldn’t judge. People with Asperger’s do put a barrier up because they don’t know how to trust people. I try not to. I want to let people in.