will.i.am Admits He Has ADHD
Fri, 03 May 2013 14:42:17
Black Eyed Peas singer and solo artist will.i.am has revealed that he has been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and while he battles with it every day, he won't let it get the best of him..
He told The Sunday Mirror, "I have ADHD. I'll admit it… I've got all this stuff in my head at the same time as I'm doing stuff and I don't know how to stop or slow down. But it's all good because I know how to control it."
While he struggles with concentrating, he has learned to channel it into his creativity.
He continued, "For every obstacle there's some type of solution. So if you have ADHD, it's your passion point. One thing I learned about ADHD is that it's hard to keep your attention and you can't sit still and you're always moving and thinking about a whole bunch of things. But those traits work well for me in studios and in meetings about creative ideas… If I was stuck at a different job I'd be horrible and wouldn't survive. Music is my therapy… Music keeps me sane and keeps my mind on something. It's fragile up there."
He admitted that he also struggled with his mind wandering, saying, "My mind would wander, and if it wanders then that's not good because I could scare myself thinking of weirdo stuff. Music brings control to my thoughts. It's not escape – it's just order. I'm making order out of a disorder."
Anyone else out there suffer from ADHD? Are will's words a help?