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Boyle diagnosed with Asperger’s

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Susan Boyle told the Observer newspaper in an interview published on Sunday that she has been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism, after seeing a specialist a year ago. Picture: Scott Heppell

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Singer Susan Boyle says she has been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism.

Boyle told The Observer newspaper that she saw a specialist a year ago, and “it is a relief” to have the right label for her condition.

Boyle had learning difficulties as a child, which she was told were the result of brain damage from oxygen deprivation at birth.

In the interview published on Sunday she said: “I have always known that I have had an unfair label put upon me.”

The church volunteer from a small Scottish town became a global sensation when she sang I Dreamed A Dream on the TV contest Britain's Got Talent in 2009.

She has since sold millions of records, and makes her big-screen debut in holiday movie The Christmas Candle. - Sapa-AP

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