Sia opens up about her autism diagnosis, after two years of controversy over the portrayal of the neurological disorder in her 2021 film music.
while appearing on Rob has a podcastShow collapses survivorThe “Al Thuraya” singer revealed that she is “on the spectrum.”
“For 45 years, I was like, ‘I should go and put on my human suit. “And only in the past two years have I become completely myself,” she said.
“I’m on the spectrum, I’m in recovery and anything — there’s just so much,” Sia said. “I think one of the greatest things is that no one can really know and love you when you are full of secrets and living in shame.”
She continued, “When we finally sit in a room full of strangers and tell them our deepest, darkest, most shameful secrets, and everyone laughs with us, and we don’t feel like pieces of trash for the first time in our lives, and we feel like we’re being seen for the first time in our lives for who we really are, then we can start to go out into the world and work as human beings.”
Sia faced backlash from the autism community music Maddie Ziegler portrayed a neurotypical neurotypical character who portrayed an autistic personality. The movie also had scenes where the character is on a leash, which Sia later apologizes for and removes.
Sia connect with survivor Winner Caroline Weiger for showing off her quirky figure. This prompted the singer to talk about her personality and open up about her medical diagnosis. Sia also gave Wiger $100,000 of her own money – which she’s done in the past.
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