Sia announced that she was diagnosed with late autism.
The “Chandelier” singer on Thursday with “Survivor” Season 44 finalist Carolyn Wiger on the “Rob Has a Podcast points out that she’s also sober.
Sia, 47, did not disclose when she was diagnosed with a developmental disability, which the CDC says “can be detected at 18 months of age or younger,” although she suggests it was recently.
“For 45 years… I was like, ‘I have to go and put on my human clothes’,” he explained. “And it’s only in the last two years that I’ve become completely, completely myself.”
Addressing the quirks that have made 36-year-old Wiger one of the most beloved “Survivor” contestants of all time, Sia shared that she recently learned to accept herself without apology.
“When we’re full of secrets and… living in shame,” he said, “and when we finally sit in a room full of strangers and tell them our deepest, darkest, most embarrassing secrets and … everybody laughs with us, and for the first time in our lives we feel like pieces of garbage. We don’t feel like and for the first time in our lives we feel seen who we really are and then we can start going out in the world and just operating as people and people with hearts and pretending to be nothing.
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His manager did not immediately respond to Page Six’s request for additional comment.
Sia, whose full name is Sia Furler, made the disclosure two years after she came under fire for starring the neurotypical Maddie Ziegler as a nonverbal autistic girl in her movie “Music.”
The Grammy nominee tweeted at the time, defending that “your heart is always in the right place” and that critics “watch my movie before you judge it”.
He later apologized to the autism community and added a “warning” to the beginning of his 2021 musical drama, “‘Music’ in no way condone or recommends restrictions on people with autism. It can be consulted to explain safe ways to provide proprioceptive, deep pressure feedback to aid melt safety. There are autistic occupational therapists who specialize in sensory processing.
The backlash left an imprint on Sia, though, as she said in an interview in 2022 that she was suicidal, relapsed, and went to rehab after the Razzie-nominated film was released.