Musicians DIAGNOSED with Asperger's or Autism

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11 Jul 2018, 7:47 pm

Again as mentioned earlier in this thread Chief Keef was speculated to be on the spectrum by another rapper.

Eminem has lyrics in a few songs in which the protagonist describes himself as an Aspie.
Song lyrics are often autobiographical but a lot of the times the charactors in song lyrics are fictional, about another person, or about a combination of people.

I have yet to see any of these people saying they are autistic, never mind DIAGNOSED with an ASD.


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11 Jul 2018, 9:58 pm

There’s always me, York County, PA’s answer to Pavarotti (though I prefer not to be thought of in that way. Besides, I’m more inclined toward Sir Jon Vickers, a singer who knows how to act.)


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13 Jul 2018, 3:50 pm

Many musical luminaries are on the "speculated" list.

Few are on the "actually officially diagnosed list", though that population can be expected to gradually grow with time.

The autism spectrum was expanded to being a spectrum only in 1994. We are only one generation into modern autism awareness.

Always had the impression that Adam Young was actually dxd. But apparently not. Susan Boyle I believe is dxd. But that's about it.

Even current artists like Moby, and Eminem,who are thought to be, or who spout their own speculations about being autistic, but aren't actually dxd.



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03 Aug 2019, 3:59 am

Echosmith Drummer Graham Sierota's Family Reveals He Is on the Autism Spectrum

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Echosmith drummer Graham Sierota and his family are further apologizing for Graham’s direct messages sent to Travis Barker‘s 13-year-old daughter Alabama, revealing that Graham was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder as a child.

“We have never publicly addressed this in the past, but given the events of the last few days, we feel compelled to speak out now to offer some additional context and insight into the unfortunate misunderstandings that occurred and clear up the deeply hurtful mischaracterizations of Graham,” the Sierota family says in a statement to PEOPLE.

“As a child, Graham was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder,” the statement continues. “He has difficulty understanding social cues.”

The family goes on to say that 20-year-old Graham’s “challenges” have “always been a non-issue in our family.”

The family explains that Graham had used social media to invite several “athletes, musicians, artists, and models” to a holiday party at their home “one very recent Christmas.”

“We understand that his interactions were misinterpreted and misunderstood in the confusing world of social media, and we are deeply sorry. Graham certainly never meant to make anyone feel uncomfortable.”

The statement — which is signed by Graham and his bandmate siblings Sydney, 22, and Noah, 23, as well as their parents, Linda and Jeffery — concludes by saying that the family will continue to work with Graham “to have the right tools and knowledge about social boundaries, and to better navigate and utilize social media while he takes a break from it.”

“We hope anyone who’s been affected, and in turn felt uncomfortable, can accept our deepest apologies.”

Earlier this week, Alabama shared since-deleted screenshots of Graham’s messages to her, saying “Hey guys! So once again I am bringing this to your attention because I’m a 13-year-old girl and he is 21/20 super creepy.”

Barker, 43, responded to the messages on Thursday in a statement to The Blast, calling Graham’s messages “predatory behavior.”

Graham apologized in a statement earlier on Thursday obtained by PEOPLE, saying that he did not realize she was a minor when he reached out to her.

“I had invited Alabama to my parents’ big family BBQ along with many other people, and it wasn’t until she responded that I realized her age at which point I apologized to her,” he said. “I’m really sorry and feel very badly about this. I didn’t realize she was a minor and assumed she was my age. I made a careless mistake and this is a big lesson for me. I would like to apologize again to Alabama, her dad Travis, and her family.”

Alabama has since accepted Graham’s apology and said on her Instagram Story Friday that she is ready for the back-and-forth to end.

“Hey guys! I am posting on behalf of the drummer of Echosmith! He had dmed me a while back in 2016 and then once again in July saying I was beautiful and invited me to a bbq at his house. He is very sorry about the situation and regretful,” she said. “I forgive him and would like for this all to be over.

Obviously, that is the absolute last way I would want it to be revealed that a musician is autistic but it is on topic.

FYI Travis Barker is Blink 182's drummer


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03 Aug 2019, 5:07 am

ASPartOfMe wrote:
Eminem has lyrics in a few songs in which the protagonist describes himself as an Aspie.


In what way? The idea seems ludicrous to me, but I can't say I know a lot about his life, either.


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03 Aug 2019, 9:56 am

HighLlama wrote:
ASPartOfMe wrote:
Eminem has lyrics in a few songs in which the protagonist describes himself as an Aspie.


In what way? The idea seems ludicrous to me, but I can't say I know a lot about his life, either.

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“Ever heard of Aspergers? It’s a rare condition
It’s what you’re suffering from when you simply don’t care if it’s an 80 degree day
And there’s no fricken air conditioning.”


In Legacy he seems to reference Wrong Planet Syndrome
“used to be the type of kid
That would always think the sky is fallin’
Why am I so differently wired? Am I a martian?
What kind of twisted experiment am I involved in?
‘Cause I don’t belong in this world
That’s why I’m scoffin’ at authority, defiant often,
Flyin’ off the handle at my mom
No dad, so I am non-compliant at home
At school I’m just shy and awkward}
And I don’t need no goddamn psychologist
Tryin’ to diagnose why I have all these underlyin’ problems”.

Again unless he says so himself or it is public record somewhere it is interesting speculation and his name belongs on threads not specifically for diagnosed musicians.


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04 Dec 2019, 7:44 am

This guy:



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05 Dec 2019, 6:07 am

Breanbyurn wrote:
This guy:

Who is “this guy” and how do you know he has been diagnosed?


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05 Dec 2019, 9:00 am

It's me. That answers the 2nd part of your question as well.



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05 Dec 2019, 2:30 pm

Breanbyurn wrote:
It's me. That answers the 2nd part of your question as well.

cool


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Thanks.