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Susan Boyle Diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome

posted by Corine Gatti
Susan Boyle in the movie “The Christmas Candle.”

Susan Boyle in the movie “The Christmas Candle.”

Vocalist Susan Boyle was reportedly diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome a year ago by a Scottish specialist.But she’s more than comfortable about the diagnoses and described it as “a relief.”

Asperger’s syndrome is a high-functioning form of autism it usually impedes behavioral development and creates insecurity due to raging anxiety. During her childhood, Boyle’s communication skills made her the object of taunts and she talked about the disability being from a lack of oxygen during birth.

“It’s been something else. I have Asperger’s,” she said in a recent interview with British newspaper, The Observer.

The shy winner of Britain’s Got Talent came on the scene in 2009 selling well over 14 million albums. Her diagnoses won’t define her, however. The 52-year-old singer from Blackburn, Scotland believes people now will have a better understanding of her behavior. Along with fame’s emotional rollercoaster ride, Boyle acknowledged God as being her stability through the chaos.

“I am a Roman Catholic and it’s the backbone of my life. It’s good to have that confidante. Believing in God makes you strong emotionally.”

“You can take anything. Sometimes if you are feeling low, God gives you the ability to pull yourself together and get on with it.”

"Believing in God makes you strong emotionally," said Boyle.

“Believing in God makes you strong emotionally,” said Boyle.

Boyle made an appearance in Max Lucado’s “The Christmas Candle” and a movie on her life could be in the works. Meryl Streep could be sought for the role.

Along with the help from friends and family, Boyle will continue to perform.

Stars like Daryle Hannah, Tim Burton and Courtney Love have been reported to have Asperger’s syndrome.



  • http://jklfa1@netzero.com Kay Anderson

    How wonderful for her to understand and be better understood by those who love her music. Instead of what seemed to be a curse to live with we now know what a blessing she has – and is!

  • http://INSPIRED Sharon Schreiner

    I knew she would be okay once she got past the first song on American Idol… She has been a fighter all of her life…

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