From the day she was born, British singer Susan Boyle’s life was anything but ordinary. As a child, she was bullied and told she had a learning disability. As she grew up, she realized that wasn’t the case. In fact, she had a high IQ and a natural talent for singing that she was itching to hone. It seemed as though the world was against her, causing road blocks on her path to fame and success. But Boyle persisted in chasing her dreams, and the incredible achievements she has to her name is awe-inspiring. Here’s the story of Susan Boyle.
She Had A Rough Start At Life
Born in Blackburn, West Lothian, Scotland, Susan Boyle was the youngest of five children. Her mother Bridget was 45 years old when she gave birth to her. Soon they noticed that there was something different about the way Boyle learned. Her family told her it was because she had been deprived of oxygen at birth.
Much later she was told she had been misdiagnosed her entire life and actually has Asperger Syndrome instead. Boyle told the Telegraph, “I like to see myself as someone with a problem, but one I can solve. It is definitely getting better.”
So exactly how old was she when she was diagnosed?