Chris Rock Reveals He Has a Learning Disorder
Chris Rock revealed that he was diagnosed with a learning disorder earlier this year.
The comedian told The Hollywood Reporter that the disorder, NVLD, which makes it difficult for him to pick up on non-verbal signals, may have led to his divorce from ex-wife Malaak Compton in 2016.
“By the way, all of those things are really great for writing jokes — they’re just not great for one-on-one relationships,” he quipped.
“And I’d always just chalked it up to being famous,” he said of the disorder. “Any time someone would respond to me in a negative way, I’d think, ‘Whatever, they’re responding to something that has to do with who they think I am.’ Now, I’m realizing it was me. A lot of it was me.”
The star is now in therapy seven hours a week with two therapists to deal with his NVLD. He’s also since cut sugar from his diet and picked up more fitness training.
We love you, Chris.
Make sure to catch Chris in the upcoming fourth season of Fargo, which premieres September 27 on FX.