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Jerry Seinfeld: I Think I’m on the Autism Spectrum

Jerry Seinfeld sat down with Brian Williams on NBC Nightly News to talk about the new season of his web series, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” which returns today with a new episode featuring Kevin Hart. And during the conversation, Seinfeld revealed to Williams — in what appeared to be a sincere moment — that he thinks he might be on the Autism spectrum.

“I think, on a very drawn-out scale, I think I’m on the spectrum,” Seinfeld said. Asked what criteria he is using to self-diagnose in this way, he continued, “You know, never paying attention to the right things. Basic social engagement is really a struggle. I’m very literal, when people talk to me and they use expressions, sometimes I don’t know what they’re saying.”

“But I don’t see it as dysfunctional,” Seinfeld added. “I just think of it as an alternate mindset.”

Watch video below, via NBC:

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