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Susan Boyle Diagnosed With Asperger's Syndrome

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 28: Susan Boyle  attends a photocall to announce a charity single for Save The Children at S
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 28: Susan Boyle attends a photocall to announce a charity single for Save The Children at Sony Music on October 28, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/UK Press via Getty Images)

Susan Boyle has been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome.

The singer, who shot to stardom following a memorable 2009 performance on "Britain's Got Talent," says she saw a specialist a year ago and was informed that she has the autistic disorder, which affects her social interaction and communication skills.

Boyle tells The Observer that the diagnosis is a "relief."

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