Autism: Susan Boyle’s Relief at discovering that she has Asperger’s Syndrome

Singer reveals she was diagnosed a year ago and now feels “relieved and a bit more relaxed about myself”

Susan Boyle: my relief at discovering that I have Asperger's
“I think people will treat me better because they will have a much greater understanding of who I am and why I do the things I do” says Susan Boyle

As Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle’s extraordinary career continues, the singer reveals for the first time that she has Asperger’s syndrome (AS), a high-functioning form of autism.

Thinking she had a more serious illness – Susan had been misdiagnosed after complications at birth and carried the “label” brain damaged throughout her life – she went to seek another diagnosis from a Scottish specialist. Susan now feels relieved and a bit more relaxed about herself.

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