Susan Boyle Shares Asperger’s StrugglesBy: Ellisha Rader Mannering - April 6, 2014
Susan Boyle claims that being diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome was one of the best things to ever happen to her. While most people would not be happy to be diagnosed with a disorder, Boyle said that finally having a diagnosis and reason for her problems has allowed her to deal with and overcome them.
Boyle has suffered from the disorder all her life but was finally diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome in December of last year. She has refused to let her diagnosis overshadow her talents or her personality and shortly after being diagnosed she said,
“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. People will have a much greater understanding of who I am and why I do the things I do.”
Boyle has become an inspiration to many people, especially those who have also been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. She has decided to share her struggles with Asperger’s and how it sometimes interferes with her performances, in a behind-the-scenes film titled Susan Boyle: Her Secret Struggle.
The film follows Boyle as she completes her recent tour and goes behind the scenes before and after her performances. Viewers can watch as Boyle shares some of her most personal struggles and overcomes them to live her dream as a singer. The film will air on Wednesday, April 9th at 10 p.m. EST on the Ovation channel.
“We are pleased to give our audience such a deep, personal glimpse into the private life of Susan Boyle,” said Scott Woodward, SVP, Programming and Production, Ovation. “Her struggles and triumphs are an inspiration to all. For anyone who’s ever been afraid to follow their dreams, this is a must-see special about battling through the obstacles to artistic success.”
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