Susan Boyle Says She's Been Diagnosed with Asperger's

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Susan Boyle, of the spotlight-stealing Boyles, revealed in a recent interview with The Observer that she's been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism, and is just tickled that she can finally put a clinical name to a condition that's affected her most of her life.


The singer who endeared herself to talent show audiences everywhere after her 2009 appearance on Britain's Got Talent explained that she had learning difficulties as a child, a result, she was told, of brain damage suffered from oxygen deprivation during birth. It wasn't until a year ago that she sought the advice of a specialist, who finally told her that she had Asperger's and an above-average IQ. Don't you feel great knowing that Susan Boyle is finally at peace with herself? Also, she has a Christmas album coming out, so you better order that shit on iTunes. [Guardian]

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And more likely elicited this reaction:

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Wow, great job Jezebel. A women is able to excel in her field and over come the difficulties of autism and you sarcastically make fun of her.