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Saturday, 9 September, 2017

Gary Numan credits Asperger’s Syndrome to success – The List

Gary Numan says Asperger’s Syndrome has bene his “golden glove” in life and has made him a much more focused and driven musician

Gary Numan says he owes his success to Asperger’s Syndrome.

The ‘Friends Electric’ hitmaker has suffered with the form of autism – which affects his social skills – for the most part of his life, and while some people may find it debilitating it has actually helped him with his drive and creativity.

The 59-year-old electronic music pioneer is also thankful to his wife Gemma and their children – daughters Raven, Persia, and Echo – for understanding the condition and for helping him get to where he is now.

He said: “I’ve always known I’ve been different but I’ve always seen it as an advantage. I can’t chitchat to people out in the street — I’m not very good at social situations — but I have phenomenal focus, drive and obsession. Asperger’s is a golden glove. And having Gemma and my family giving me support has been massively important. Gemma understands Asperger’s really well.

Read more at: https://www.list.co.uk/article/95357-gary-numan-credits-aspergers-syndrome-to-success/

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