The comedian says he's come to terms with his condition.
So is Jerry Seinfeld trying to boost his public profile, raise awareness of mental health problems, or is his latest statement something else entirely? The comedian has spoken out, saying that he thinks he might be somewhere on the autism spectrum.
Seinfeld is now used to living with his condition and doesn't think of it as a burden.
Sitting down with Nightly News’ Bryan Williams, Seinfeld explained that he’s always had some trouble socializing and feels pressure in social situations.
"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 through his years of battling the condition, the comedian has come to terms with it. He says that he no longer feels the struggle and doesn’t see his life as dysfunctional. "I just think of it as an alternate mindset.
Seineld was on Nightly News to promote the current run of his series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, which is... exactly what it sounds like really.
"I wanted to see if I could capture it and show people, 'look at this group of people, aren’t they unusual and isn’t it unusual how all these different people who do this thing are kind of the same.'"
“They are the only kind of people that I feel completely relaxed around." he added.