Sia reveals autism spectrum diagnosis two years after 'Music' film backlash

Updated: May 31 2023 5:47PM

Los Angeles, May 31 (PTI) Two years after her film "Music" courted controversy for misrepresenting people with autism, singer-songwriter Sia has revealed that she is "on the spectrum" and in "recovery mode".

The Australian musician was called out for casting a neurotypical actor -- her frequent collaborator Maddie Ziegler -- as a nonverbal autistic teenage girl in her feature directorial debut "Music" in 2021.

During a recent episode of Rob Has a Podcast, Sia said she has been able to become herself only in the last two years.