Sia reveals that she has been diagnosed with Autism

Seema Rai
Seema Rai

Sia, a singer, disclosed that she has been given an autism diagnosis and said the information has made her feel “relieved.” Sia is primarily known for her hits Titanium and Chandelier. However, she made her filmmaking debut in 2021 with music, a musical drama about a woman who takes on the responsibility of caring for her half-sister, a teenager with non-verbal autism, alone.

She received harsh criticism for choosing Maddie Ziegler, an actress with neurotypical characteristics who had been in numerous of her music videos, for the lead part. After making amends for how she portrayed the disorder in her film Music two years ago. The Australian singer-songwriter Sia has now announced that she has been diagnosed with autism, according to the BBC.

sia is diagnosed with autism

She also received criticism for her Sia movie

The movie’s controversial face-down prone restraint. Which can be physically hazardous and even life-threatening, as shown in a scene with Ziegler’s character in the Sia movie. When defending the movie, Sia said that it was based on the experiences of a “neuro-atypical friend.” But after receiving criticism and earning two Golden Globe nominations. She apologized on Twitter and promised to cut the constraint sequences from the next cuts of the movie.

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Despite not previously disclosing her neurodivergence, Sia said on the show that she is autistic and that she is also going through various kinds of recovery. “I’ve been like, ‘I’ve got to go put my human suit on,’ for 45 years, I think. And I’ve only truly become myself in the last two years,” she remarked. She made an appearance on the podcast to congratulate Survivor runner-up Carolyn Wiger. Whom Sia had offered $100,000 to support financially.

Sia was drawn to Wiger’s genuine demeanor, which emphasized the value of staying true to oneself. She highlighted the idea of masking in the context of the autistic community. Which refers to the actions people take to conceal or cover up their differences from non-autistic people.

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