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Daniel Radcliffe Is Dyspraxiatic! Say What????

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During a recent interview, Harry Potter star and hottie Daniel Radcliffe opened up about a mental disorder affecting his everyday life.

The 19 year-old millionaire admits he often has trouble trying his shoelaces. Try not to chuckle.

No, he's not "slow." He just suffers from dyspraxia.

Dyspraxia's defined as having a specific disorder in the area of your motor skill development and is usually characterized by people having "difficulty planning and completing intended fine motor tasks" or can affect various "areas of functioning, varying from simple motor tasks such as waving goodbye to more complex tasks like brushing teeth."

Radcliffe jokingly said, "I sometimes think, 'Why, oh why, has Velcro not taken off?'"

Luckily for Radcliffe, he's at the "mild" end of the disorder, where it doesn't affect him enough to impair him.

His rep also confirms the news, adding "Yes, Dan Radcliffe does have dyspraxia. This is something he has never hidden. Thankfully his condition is very mild and at worst manifests itself in an inability to ties his shoe laces and bad handwriting."

Though Radcliffe does goes on to admit that he originally became an actor because he didn't exactly excel at school due to his disorder - adding that he "was rubbish at everything at school."

Neurologist Dr. David Younger, from NYU's Medical School, says "I’m a big fan of the whole Harry Potter series and I am surprised Daniel Radcliffe suffers from dyspraxia. In the majority of children and young people with dyspraxia, we cannot find the cause so the basic treatment is occupational therapy – teaching them to make a plan for their actions and rehearse their movements. He clearly suffers from a mild form, but the fact he shows no sign of it at all is a great tribute to his acting skills and makes him a role model for other people with this condition."

We have a feeling most organizations dedicated to dyspraxia are going to be contacting Radcliffe to have Harry Potter as their spokesperson!

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40 comments to “Daniel Radcliffe Is Dyspraxiatic! Say What????”



  1. 1

    What a GREAT Role MOdel!!!



  2. 2

    aw poor thing….but I'm sure the millions and millions of dollars he has makes him feel not so bad….

  3. N3554 says – reply to this


    3

    OMFG ROFL



  4. 4

    This boy is so homely looking. Reminds me of a younger version of Rowan Atkinson.



  5. 5

    Masterbation must be hell for him.



  6. 6

    fuck harry potter and his sword
    p.s. how does one "try their shoelaces"??? just wondering……..



  7. 7

    I love Harry Potter :)



  8. 8

    get that boy some velcro Kanagaroos



  9. 9

    I have Dyspraxia and have never met anyone with this before in my life. I was given bad grades all through school for having bad hand writing even when my answers were correct. Yea for someone being public about this condition!!



  10. 10

    This is funny to you Perez? NOT cool.

  11. OSSIM says – reply to this


    11

    Hey…other reader's …everybody has something.



  12. 12

    awww….poor guy. He's so damn cute, i just want to hug him!



  13. 13

    awwww….poor guy. He's so damn cute, I just want to hug him!

  14. ninox says – reply to this


    14

    dyspraxic!



  15. 15

    Its a neurologic disorder, not mental. There is a huge difference!

  16. DLR says – reply to this


    16

    If the fella has problems tying his shoelaces, how is he in the sack? ;) But yeah, that's a good thing he "came out of the closet" so to speak. Having a celebrity disclose they have something that is considered "a challenge" or "a disability" really helps per research and social awareness. Radcliffe definitely is going to be prodded to be the national spokesperson for the British dyspraxia association. That's what I expect of celebrities. Yeah I know they want privacy and all, but if they really wanted their lives to be private and not be bothered about things then why did they go into acting? So good on Daniel for his publicity for dyspraxia. :)



  17. 17

    he is ridiculously fug…he looks like Rachael Dratch



  18. 18

    solange is ADD, now this????



  19. 19

    solange is ADD, now this????



  20. 20

    solange is ADD, now this????



  21. 21

    i feel bad for harry potter , but hes hot still



  22. 22

    That's not a mental disorder you twit.



  23. 23

    Good for you, admitting your mental health issues. Perezite could take some advice from you. Gay = Brain is mis-wired.
    :l
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    Definition of Rimming - the popular term for analingus; to lick or kiss the anal opening for erotic stimulation.

    Definition of Pig Play - sexual acts that are considered outrageously dirty such as water sports (peeing on each other), defecation (pooping on each other), male-on-male bondage, group-sex and Bestiality (makes you worry for poor Teddy) .
    :l
    Cuckoo!!



  24. 24

    Oh poor boy….

    NOT TO WORRY …. I WILL HELP HIM GET HIS PANTS OFF



  25. 25

    DLR [16] says: "…if they really wanted their lives to be private and not be bothered about things, then why did they go into acting?"
    :l
    I don't think choosing an acting career, is justification to invade their privacy. Talking about them is one thing; but putting demands on them is arrogant.
    :l



  26. 26

    Why would I even chuckle? That isn't funny and it's not a mental disorder, it's neurological.



  27. 27

    I'd teach him how to spell-L-E-T–M-E–L-I-C-K–I-T.



  28. 28

    yay for that neurologist mentioning occupational therapy!!! :)



  29. 29

    Why would anyone "chuckle" at another human being's disability? What the hell is wrong with you Perez? Your jealousy of everyone who is better looking and more successful than you really has turned you into a HUGE asshole!!! By the way, your spelling skills are atrocious. Are you sure you don't have some kind of disorder?



  30. 30

    awwww MY poor daniel!!! i love him he is such a good role model, he is great i love him sooooooooooooooo much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  31. 31

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  32. 32

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  33. 33

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  34. Danii says – reply to this


    34

    COOL!!!
    haha i'd work for him. i'm going to be an occupational therapist in the future =D

  35. OTR/L says – reply to this


    35

    Woo hoo!! Thanks for the OT shout out Perez!



  36. 36

    ALL the friggen stars have SOMETHING wrong with them lol
    So of their problems are legit, while others. . . Well, others are just plain crazy.



  37. 37

    Re: Spindoc
    Hahahahahaha



  38. 38

    poor daniel,

    love him to bits….
    im so glad he's so open about it and he doesnt at all look affected

    what a guy, sigh



  39. 39

    Oh, my God!!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for posting this, Perez!!! My husband and I have been wondering what has been going on with my 6 year-old stepson for about four years now!!! It is wonderful to finally have a name for the symptoms he has been displaying! We will now be putting more pressure on his doctor to do more testing!!! And thank you, Daniel Radcliffe, for speaking about it! Bless you both!



  40. 40

    What Radcliffe has is not a "mental disorder." It's a neurological condition which can be passed on genetically or can also be the result of a birth injury or some other traumatic injury to the brain.

    Love your site, but really, aren't there some things off limits? Or is the point just to make fun of everything, no matter who one hurts? How about I post a picture of my son who has cerebral palsy and has the same condition? Gee, I guess brain injuries are HILARIOUS! OMG!