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Susan Boyle reveals she has been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome

The entertainer, who was raised in Blackburn, West Lothian, spoke about the condition in an interview with the Observer.

Susan Boyle.
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Scottish singer Susan Boyle has revealed her struggle with Asperger's Syndrome.

The entertainer, who was raised in Blackburn, West Lothian, spoke about the condition in an interview with the Observer newspaper.

The Britain's Got Talent star was diagnosed with the condition, a form of autism, after going to see a Scottish specialist last year.

As a child, she had been diagnosed with brain damage but has since been told that diagnosis was incorrect.

She told the newspaper: "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."

Boyle shot to fame in 2009 after her performance of "I Dreamed a Dreamed" from Les Misérables on the ITV talent show. She has gone on to international success, recording five albums and receiving two Grammy nominations.

However, she maintained that the condition would not change her life.

She said: "It will not make any difference to my life. It's just a condition that I have to live with and work through."

She added: "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."

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