Monday, November 06, 2006

Gary Numan: Asperger's Syndrome Sufferer

This is unsurprising:

"Gary Numan has admitted that he may have a mild form of Asperger Syndrome. The electro star claims that he may have had the condition since he was young, but never realised because little was known about it.Asperger Syndrome has only been recognised by professionals for a few years and those diagnosed with the disorder are often overly sensitive to sounds, tastes, smells, and sights. A person with AS may prefer soft clothing, certain foods, and be bothered by sounds or lights no one else seems to hear or see...."

"Numan told the Metro newspaper: 'I've read a lot about it and I fulfil some of the diagnostic criteria but not others. I probably only have a mild form. It means you're unable to interact socially in a way that is generally acceptable. For example, if people came over for dinner and I saw a magazine I hadn't read, I'd pick it up, sit in the corner and read it - which I now know is wrong. You also don't readily understand facial expressions. You don't communicate in the same way.'"

So the next time you're at a dinner party and ou think a friend is being a butt-head, maybe he's just being an Asperger. By the way, another symptom of AS is feeling safe in your car.


ĘL Giñkō² said...

We at ginkfist have seen asperger syndrome for years, one of our common photoshops, Brian peppers is a supposed sufferer of the disease.

I think lou reed has it too. or maybe he was a drag queen for too long.

Jon Black and Britt Bergman said...

i suffer from ass burgers syndrome-is this related?

Bob said...

Good write up... but that picture is NOT Gary Numan!!