Susan Boyle: diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome. Photo: Getty Images
Scottish singer Susan Boyle has revealed that she has been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, a high-functioning form of autism.
Boyle, a 52-year-old church volunteer who became a global singing sensation, told Britain's Observer newspaper she had been diagnosed a year ago and spoke of her relief after years of bullying for her learning difficulties.
I think people will treat me better because they will have a much greater understanding of who I am and why I do the things I do.
"It was the wrong diagnosis when I was a kid," she said.