American actor Wentworth Miller, known in particular for having played Michael Scofield in the series Prison Break had a shocking revelation: he has autism.
A mental health disorder which he was diagnosed with at the age of 49.
Wentworth Miller diagnosed with autism
It’s certain his Instagram account that actor Wentworth Miller decided to break the silence to break the news. A message that immediately resonated with its some 2 million subscribers. He thus recounts having been diagnosed when confined, last fall.
“Like everyone else, life in quarantine has taught me things. But in calm and isolation, I received unexpected gifts. Cand fall will mark one year since I was informally diagnosed with autism, preceded by a self-diagnosis, followed by an official diagnosis. It was a long and imperfect process that I think could use an update. I am a middle aged man. I am not 5 years old. And I also recognize that access to a diagnosis is a privilege that many do not have. Let’s just say it was a shock. But not a surprise “, wrote the actor on Instagram in description of a completely white photo.
Stars and mental health
He is far from the first to speak out to break the taboo on mental health. Over the years, many stars have revealed themselves to be suffering from disorders. To start with Elton John, in 2002, who had announced that he was suffering from addiction and bulimia.
Or Britney Spears, in 2007, who dedicated the documentary I Am Britney Jeanto its bipolarity. Find fifteen stars who are breaking the mental health taboo in the slideshow at the top of this article.
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