Susan Boyle‘s video of her auditioning for Britain’s Got Talent will forever make me cry tears of joy, so I’ll always hold a place in my heart for her. Yes, I cry at that video. Sometimes you need a good cry.
Anyway. Ms. Boyle revealed that she has Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of autism. She’s being very honest and brave about it so I say, you go Boyle, even if I think the idea of Meryl Streep starring as you in a film is ludicrous. But that’s not important right now. From BBC News:
The star, who shot to fame after appearing on Britain’s Got Talent in 2009, had spent years believing she suffered slight brain damage at birth.
In an interview with The Observer newspaper she told of her relief at finally getting a “clearer understanding” of her condition.
But she vowed: “It will not make any difference to my life.”[...] Boyle, 52, revealed she was misdiagnosed after complications at birth.
She said: “It was the wrong diagnosis when I was a kid.
“I was told I had brain damage. I always knew it was an unfair label. Now I have a clearer understanding of what’s wrong and I feel relieved and a bit more relaxed about myself.”
I feel so bad for the kid version of Susan Boyle. Glad she’s finally got some understanding. Asperger’s, according to BBC News, is a condition in which those who have it, “struggle with their emotions and have difficulty in social situations, often unable to pick up on non-verbal cues.”
Boyle appears to be doing just fine. In fact, she just recorded a duet with Elvis Presley, despite him being dead for decades. Well done, Susan!