Actualizada 10/12/2013 a las 12:28
The Scottish singer Susan Boyle, who shot to fame in 2009 after her participation in the talent show "Britain's Got Talent", has revealed that she suffers from Asperger's Syndrome, a form of Autism.
In an interview published on Sunday in the digital version of the The Observer, Boyle, 52m confessed that she was diagnosed with Asperger's a year ago and that she feels "relieved and relaxed" to know it.
She explained that when she was a child she received a mistaken diagnosis of brain damage due to complications at birth. "It was an incorrect diagnosis when I was a child. I was told I had brain damage. I always knew that it was unjust. Now I understand better what was wrong and I feel relieved and a little more relaxed with myself", she went on.
Boyle became famous in a few short weeks after causing a great sensation among TV audiences when she sang "I Dreamed A Dream" but her success was tarnished at times by her volatile and explosive behaviour.
Asperger's affects social interaction and those who suffer it have communication problems.