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Orly Admits He's Dyslexic!

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What a brave guy! That must not be the easiest thing to talk about!

Orlando Bloom recently revealed that he struggles with dyslexia!

He admits:

"I have more trouble studying scripts and memorizing lines than most [other actors]. My mom used to tell me, 'If you read 50 books, I'll get you a motorbike.' So it inspired me to read a lot and work through [my dyslexia]. But I never quite got to 50. And I never got that motorbike!"

Awww Orly!

Sounds like he has such a supportive mom!

And we're glad he chose to work through his setbacks so the world could enjoy his SEKSI face!

Kudos to you for being so open, bb!

[Image via WENN.]

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41 comments to “Orly Admits He's Dyslexic!”

  1. 1

    The public knew about this years ago…

  2. 2

    it sounds like his mom really wanted him to improve. too sad he didnt get the big boy bike

  3. 3

    it's dyslexia not cancer mario…………..

  4. balls says – reply to this



  5. 5

    oooooh, supportive and brave, it's dyslexia for god sakes, a reading disorder. Not like he's gay or anything, that would be a tough one to face. HAH!!! I kid. I kid.

  6. 6

    Truly inspiring!

  7. 7

    Didn't he admit this a long time ago?

  8. 8

    Yeah, I've known about this since he got his start in Lord of the Rings. Old news.

  9. 9

    This isn't new news-I have known this for years.

  10. 10

    Hmm, that's what our last president had.

  11. 11

    Erm…..As a person who has been a fan of Orlando Bloom since the very first LOTR came out….I can attest to the fact that Orlando has been open about his dyslexia for the past NINE YEARS!!

    Way to keep up with the Jones, knobjockey…

  12. 12

    he's just like one of us!
    celebrities can't possibly have problems!
    they're perfect!

    and kudos to him for being so open!

  13. 13

    What? This is old new! Ive known he's dyslexic for at least six years now. And it's not that brave.

  14. nikta says – reply to this


    Old news. Like… years…

  15. 15

    He looks like Elliot Yamin in that picture.

  16. 16

    I couldn't imagine not being able to read well and how do you cure someone from it. I don't envy him at all.

  17. 17

    Perez, Orlando admitted this YEARS ago. Are you truly that desperate?

  18. 18

    I have known this for years. Its no big secret I don't think. I'm dyslexic too not THAT big of a deal either, like ya everything is a lot harder but like people said its not like its caner or he is coming out as gay or anything.(Just my opinion) I manage fine cause my mom was like his though, some people are not that lucky and its a Lot harder for them. But I am Graduating High School today actually on the Honor Roll. So it is beatable. you can get through it and learn to deal.

  19. 19

    A few years ago i mentored a kid who was dyslexic. She had it pretty bad because she was probably on about a second grade reading level instead of a fourth grade level. It's not the easy thing to deal with.

  20. 20

    Re: jillbeans – Relax there, it's just a reading disorder for fuck sakes. Can't imagine not being able to read well???? What a tragedy for this poor ladd, what's next, the horrible condition of having get up in the middle of the night once in a while to pee? Poor fella, our hearts go out to him and his burden of having to read slowly or reread things.

  21. 21

    To Hoochpit-
    Maybe you should do some reading on dyslexia. It is more than a reading disorder. It does effect one in other various ways. But, it is also not a big deal either. As someone who also has dyslexia I can tell you that it actually is a blessing in many ways.

  22. 22

    he had already opened about it like years ago

  23. skeen says – reply to this


    Orly!? WTF? Do you know him personally do give him a nickname? UGH.

  24. 24

    When is he going to admit he's ugly?

  25. 25

    Anyone who is a fan knew about this ages ago

  26. 26

    Did you hear about the agnostic dyslexic with insomnia? He stayed up all night wondering if there really was a dog.

  27. 27

    That's probably why his lines consist of 3 word sentences :S

  28. 28

    Uh Perez? We knew about this back with his very first supporting movie role. Almost 10 years ago.

  29. 29

    Late Perez…

  30. 30

    He can have the script read to him… or he could make someone record it.. so I find his excuse lame….

  31. 31

    this isnt recent AT ALL
    its been out for years

  32. @v@ says – reply to this


    A lot of accomplished people are dyslexic. They have developed specific learning techniques designed to address and even things up for dyslexics now. Orlando's script memorization, and more, might really benefit from instruction in these new learning techniques to retrain his brain. It couldn't hurt.

  33. 33

    Aw. I didn't know he had it. Bless his heart. :)

  34. 34

    He's adorable…simply adorable…

  35. 35

    Orly admitted this about eight years ago. Seriously? You are so far behind.

  36. 36

    Crickey - my boy looks completely strung out. I know you use photos over and over Perez but Orlando does not look good in this photo. Too skinny, deep set eyes, must be from trying so hard to read. I am not mocking dyslexia, I know many who have it but what has happened to him since he stopped working and just hangs around with his super model. Mush and Fug.

  37. 37

    old freaking news. he's been talking about this since he got his big break in LOTR.

  38. Leto says – reply to this


    No news here, if i remember well, he already briefly mentioned the topic in the actors comment of the loong version of the LoTR DVD… I'm so not much into Orlando Bloom that i guess that's the only way i could have know nit from…

  39. 39

    he said this ages ago, sos keira knightley

  40. 40

    Who cares if he's dumb? He's got a sexy face and a very upbeat personality. That's all that matters in Hollywood anyhow! Tom Cruise, Ozzy Osbourne, Jerry Hall (and all four of her children), and Cher are all learning disabled too, just for starters! So join the crowd, bb! Yer ass is laffin' all da way to da BANK! :-D

  41. 41

    Huuuuuum….that explains his bad acting…poor thing. Sexy? This one? Are you THAT desperated, Perez? Jesus!