(CNN) - Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle has Asperger's syndrome.
She made the revelation in Sunday's edition of the observer newspaper. Boyle says, as a child, she was told she had brain damage.
It wasn't until last year she went to a specialist and learned it was Aspergers, a high functioning form of autism.
Boyle told the newspaper she hopes this announcement will lead people to treat her with more understanding.