"Prison Break" star Wentworth Miller reveals autism diagnosis

James Hibberd

Wentworth Miller revealed on Tuesday that he was diagnosed with autism last year.

The Prison Break actor posted on Instagram, along with a blank white square, that the diagnosis was “a shock” but “not a surprise.”

“This isn’t something I’d change,” Miller added. “No. I get – got – immediately being autistic is central to who I am. To everything I’ve achieved/articulated…I also want to say to the many (many) people who consciously or unconsciously gave me that extra bit of grace + space over the years, allowed me to move thru the world in a way that made sense to me whether or not it made sense to them… thank you.”

The actor also criticized the diagnostic process for adults, calling it “a long, flawed process in need of updating.” “I’m a middle-aged man. Not a 5-year-old,” he wrote.

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