News | Entertainment
18 Sep 2021 6:30
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Wentworth Miller has been diagnosed with autism

    The 49-year-old actor has revealed he was diagnosed with the developmental disorder as an adult last year, after he previously had “self-diagnosed” himself with the condition before seeking medical advice


    He wrote on Instagram: “This fall marks 1 year since I received my informal autism diagnosis. Preceded by a self-diagnosis. Followed by a formal diagnosis.

    “It was a long, flawed process in need of updating. IMO. I'm a middle-aged man. Not a 5-year-old.

    “And (it's a ‘both/and’) I recognize access to a diagnosis is a privilege many do not enjoy. (sic)”

    The ‘Prison Break’ actor said he was “shocked” but not “surprised” by the diagnosis, but insisted it isn’t something he would ever “change”

    about himself.

    He added: “Let's just say it was a shock. But not a surprise.

    “Oh - this isn't something I'd change. No. I get - got - immediately being autistic is central to who I am. To everything I've achieved/articulated.

    “Oh - I also want to say to the many (many) people who consciously or unconsciously gave me that extra bit of grace + space over the years, allowed me to move thru the world in a way that made sense to me whether or not it made sense to them... thank you.

    “And to those who made a different choice... well. People will reveal themselves. (sic)”

    Wentworth won’t begin using his platform to speak about autism straight away because he wants to make sure he does enough research into the disorder first.

    He wrote: “There is a now-familiar cultural narrative (in which I've

    participated) that goes, ‘Public figure shares A, B and C publicly, dedicates platform to D, E and F.’ Good for them.

    “And (it's a ‘both/and’) that's not necessarily what's going to happen here. I don't know enough about autism. (There's a lot to know.) Right now my work looks like evolving my understanding. Re-examining 5 decades of lived experience thru a new lens.

    “That will take time.

    “Meanwhile, I don't want to run the risk of suddenly being a loud, ill-informed voice in the room. The #autistic community (this I do know) has historically been talked over. Spoken for. I don't wish to do additional harm. Only to raise my hand, say, ‘I am here. Have been (w/o realizing it).’ (sic)”

    © 2021 Bang Showbiz, NZCity

     Other Entertainment News
     18 Sep: Jade Thirlwall feels like she's been eating for her Little Mix bandmates during her time in Los Angeles
     17 Sep: Jennifer Hudson felt under pressure playing Aretha Franklin in 'Respect'
     17 Sep: Jason Sudeikis has reportedly landed a major pay rise on 'Ted Lasso'
     17 Sep: Sam Asghari will do whatever it takes to make Britney Spears happy
     17 Sep: Kate Hudson is engaged to Danny Fujikawa
     17 Sep: Kylie Jenner feels "so sad" to be missing the Met Gala
     17 Sep: Jennifer Aniston believes 'Friends' fans dream about her dating David Schwimmer
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    New Zealand Rugby's plea to allow three Auckland provincial teams to leave the Super City and train in Taupo ahead of a return to the National Provincial Championship has been rejected More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    A pause on the trans-Tasman bubble has been extended More...



     Today's News

    Entertainment:
    Jade Thirlwall feels like she's been eating for her Little Mix bandmates during her time in Los Angeles 6:08

    Law and Order:
    The death of three young sisters in Timaru has come with both shock and sadness 4:35

    International:
    This week in US politics: Woodward book puts Mark Milley under the spotlight, AOC sends a message 4:35

    Rugby:
    New Zealand Rugby's plea to allow three Auckland provincial teams to leave the Super City and train in Taupo ahead of a return to the National Provincial Championship has been rejected 21:55

    Entertainment:
    Jennifer Hudson felt under pressure playing Aretha Franklin in 'Respect' 21:38

    Entertainment:
    Jason Sudeikis has reportedly landed a major pay rise on 'Ted Lasso' 21:08

    Entertainment:
    Sam Asghari will do whatever it takes to make Britney Spears happy 20:38

    Entertainment:
    Kate Hudson is engaged to Danny Fujikawa 20:08

    Law and Order:
    Brooklyn Nine-Nine's season eight finale caps off a lovable show with a complicated heart 19:45

    Entertainment:
    Kylie Jenner feels "so sad" to be missing the Met Gala 19:38


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2021 New Zealand City Ltd