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Susan Boyle was an unexpected winner of Britian’s Got Talent. No one expected the middle aged woman to sing like an angel. But when she opened her mouth, hearts melted around the world.
Unfortunately, with fame comes unwanted media attention and Susan Boyle’s strange behavior got plenty of it.
Boyle was usually referred to as “different” and even “brain damaged.” But now TMZ is reporting that Boyle has confessed to having aspergers syndrome, a mild form of autism. The revelation came during an interview Susan Boyle did with The Guardian.
She states that a year ago she went to a specialist who said her IQ is above average and that she has aspergers, which is marked by an inability to deal with normal social situations. Boyle calls the diagnosis a relief. "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," she said.
Susan Boyle has sold more than 14 million albums. Fox is planning a movie based on her life. Meryl Streep is the front runner to play Boyle.
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