Susan Boyle Reveals She Has Asperger Syndrome

By: Kelly Lynch / December 8, 2013

Former Britain’s Got Talent contestant Susan Boyle has sold over 14 million albums since singing “I Dreamed A Dream” for Simon Cowell in 2009.  The 52-year old Scot, who lived with her mother in a council flat before finding fame, told the Observer that she was recently diagnosed with Asperberger’s Syndrome.

I have always known that I have had an unfair label put upon me,” Boyle said (via People). “Now I have a clearer understanding of what’s wrong and I feel relieved and a bit more relaxed about myself.”

Boyle thought that her learning difficulties as a child were a result of birth complications.  A specialist tested Boyle about a year ago and discovered that she had an above-average IQ.

“It was the wrong diagnosis when I was a kid,” she said.  “I was told I had brain damage.”