Sia, the successful Australian singer/songwriter has revealed that she has autism. The singer and songwriter shared the information in an episode of the “Rob Has a Podcast,” which featured Carolyn Wiger, a former contestant on the reality competition “Survivor.”
“I’m on the spectrum, and I’m in recovery and whatever,” Sia said. “There’s a lot of things.”
During the podcast, Sia hailed Wiger, a drug counselor, and announced that she would be giving the former contestant $100,000 to help her and her son.
Wiger expressed her gratitude and commended Sia for being so open.”Being in recovery and also knowing about which kind of neurologically you might have, or might not have, well, I think one of the greatest things is that nobody can ever know you and love you when you’re filled with secrets and … living in shame,” Sia responded.
She had previously disclosed that she had sought treatment for substance abuse. She has shared that “a bender lasted six years for me”, following the death of her boyfriend. “We were all devastated”.
“When we finally sit in a room full of strangers and tell them our deepest darkest most shameful secrets and everybody laughs along with us, and we don’t feel like pieces of trash for the first time, we feel seen for the first time in our lives for who we actually are and then we can start going out into the world as operators just operating as humans,” the singer continued.
Sia, 47, seemed to imply that she relatively recently became aware that she is on the Autism Spectrum.