Susan Boyle, who rose to fame with her rendition of "I Dreamed a Dream" on "Britain's Got Talent" in 2009, has revealed she has been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome.
Boyle, 52, told the Observer newspaper in an interview published on Dec. 8 that she was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome -- a form of autism that makes aspects related to social interaction and nonverbal communication difficult -- after visiting a specialist about a year ago, who told the singer she had an above-average IQ.
Boyle also revealed that as a child, she was bullied by other students in school and experienced learning difficulties that were the result of brain damage from oxygen deprivation at birth.
"I have always known that I have had an unfair label put upon me," Boyle told the Observer newspaper. "Now I have a clearer understanding of what's wrong and I feel relieved and a bit more relaxed about myself."