Is Van Morrison autistic?

Creative people are often thought to be somewhere on the autism scale because they do not think conventionally. Van Morrison would definitely fit that bill. Although his biggest hit “Brown Eyed Girl” is a relatively traditional pop song, his other efforts are not. He is not autistic though. He has never shunned the spotlight for any length of time and he has never claimed to be. It may seem that every person who creates off beat music or art could be autistic, and some are, not everyone is. Speculation and rumor plague the recording and film industries though, so this is no wonder.

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3 thoughts on “Is Van Morrison autistic?”

  1. Yeah he has this eclectic style of music, but many artists do as well and not all of them are autistic. It’s just about being artistic I believe. Lets just say he’s a bit different in a way, but not autistic.

  2. Well I’m from Brooklyn, and glad I’m writing and not speaking when I say Van and other non-traditional performers are *artistic*, not autistic. Labeling someone with a disorder merely because they think in non conformist ways is dangerous and can lead to a society which sees creative types as sick people. Already a sizable group of uneducated folks think this way. We need those with an “outside” perspective to keep us fully aware of any given situation, so we should value these people. Conformist thinking in fact can be dangerous when it disregards certain factors.

    1. James, Well Said. I wholeheartedly agree with you. However, I do like to keep on talking about celebrity with autism, There are tons of people out there who knows nothing about autism. Autism awareness is needed every single day every way we can.
      Have a blessed day!

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