'I Dreamed a Dream' hitmaker Susan Boyle has revealed she's ''learned strategies'' to cope with Asperger's syndrome.
Susan Boyle has ''learned strategies'' to cope with Asperger's syndrome.
The 53-year-old singer - who came second in the 2009 edition of 'Britain's Got Talent' and has since gone on to enjoy considerable worldwide success - was recently diagnosed with the condition, but insists she's finding ways of coping with it.
She said: ''You always feel that eyes are on you. It is getting better though.
''Since the diagnosis, I've learned strategies for coping and the best one is to just walk away. If I feel I'm going to take a mood swing, I get up and leave.''
Susan explained that her on-stage confidence is markedly different to who she is off stage.
She said: ''On stage I am a different person. I feel accepted. I feel safe there. I don't feel judged.
''People with Asperger's put up a barrier because they don't know how to trust. I want to let people in.''
Meanwhile, the 'I Dreamed a Dream' hitmaker recently admitted she wants to play a fairy in a pantomime, but would settle for the part of a villain.
She said: ''I'd love to be a fairy in a pantomime. I'd like to be the baddy. I'd love to do that yeah. I'm available for pantomime. Can you imagine me with a pair of wings?
''I plan to have a break first of all. After that, go and do another tour in Australia somewhere like that.''
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