Gary Numan believes he has Asperger's Syndrome. Isn't that what that fella from The Vines has? Does that mean Gary's been secretly munching his way through a dozen Big Macs a day?
Numan told free 'paper Metro that he thinks he's exhibiting symptoms of the condition, and may have a mild form of it.
He said: “It was suggested I had it when I was younger but no one knew much about it then. I’ve read a lot about it since and I fulfil some of the diagnostic criteria but not others. I probably only have a mild form.”
The singer continued: “It means you’re unable to interact socially in a way that is generally acceptable. For example, if people came over for dinner and I saw a magazine I hadn’t read, I’d pick it up, sit in the corner and read it – which I know is wrong. You also don’t readily understand facial expressions. You don’t communicate in the same way.”
I once saw Gary Numan in a club. It was a hot club, and he was wearing a long coat. Crazy.