David Byrne Reveals He ‘Probably’ Had Aspergers

By Dylan Comment


Byrne [right] with Wired editor Chris Anderson in a socially-engaging setting last year

In paragraph 94 of an interview in the May issue of Seed:

David Byrne: When I began making music professionally, I was an extremely shy person, Very kind of socially inhibited. I feel now, I’m just guessing, but I would say I had—
Daniel Levitin: —Aspergers?
DB: Aspergers, yes absolutely, I think probably that’s what it was.

The Talking Head says he used music as a tool to outgrow the affliction. “I thought of it really like a hammer or a pair of pliers.”


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