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.