‘I can’t add or subtract. I don’t know my kids’ birth dates...' These stars all have learning disorders

Learning was not fun for me...
'I'm sorry sir, I just don't understand.' Difficulties in the classroom? That's what these stars have all suffered with. From dyslexia to ADHD, discover the learning disorders your favorite celebrities have had to overcome... (©BANG Showbiz)
Adam Levine
Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine was diagnosed with Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which is characterized by lack of concentration, as well as by hyperactive and impulsive behaviors. The singer joined the campaign Own It, for which he talked about his own experience. Adam said: "As I got older, I thought my ADHD had gone away. Eventually, I realized it was something that was still there. I was able to work with my doctor to help manage my ADHD symptoms. This campaign is important to me because it can help young adults and adults realize that there’s a chance they may still have ADHD if they had it as a kid."
Princess Beatrice
Princess Beatrice - the eldest daughter of Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew - has struggled with dyslexia since the age of seven. Dyslexia is an alteration of the capacity of reading properly by altering the order of words or letters. In an interview with Giovanna Fletcher for her podcast, Beatrice talked about her condition, saying: “I really see it as a gift. And I think life is about the moments, it's the challenges that make you.”
Justin Timberlake
The ‘Sexy Back’ hitmaker told Collider that he still struggles with some of his ADHD symptoms as an adult, after being diagnosed as a youngster. He said: “I have OCD mixed with ADD. You try living with that. It’s complicated.”
Henry Winkler
‘Arrested Development’ star Henry Winkler dealt with dyslexia and had problems learning math during his time in school which left him feeling dumb. Winkler opened up about his educational issues during an interview with NPR. He said: "It never dawned on me that I would have my name on a book," referring to his best-selling children’s book ‘Here’s Hank’. He added: "I thought I was stupid ... You take that mantle with you when it's said often enough and when you're young enough.”
Octavia Spencer
It is clear that her dyslexia diagnosis has not prevented the ‘Shape of Water’ actress from being super successful on screen. Discussing difficulties in her childhood, Octavia said: "I was a dyslexic child and am a dyslexic adult; that doesn’t really mean that you’re not intelligent — it just means that your brain functions differently. I just remember thinking differently. I could solve puzzles quicker than the average child.”
Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves is known for starring in multiple box-office hits like ‘Matrix’ and ‘Constantine’. As a child he was diagnosed with dyslexia which affected his ability to learn, and ultimately led him to quitting high school. He said: "Because I had trouble reading, I wasn’t a good student. I didn’t finish high school. I did a lot of pretending as a child. It was my way of coping with the fact that I didn’t really feel like I fit in.”
Daniel Radcliffe
‘Harry Potter’ star Daniel Radcliffe has no trouble at all with memorizing scripts for his roles, but he might have issues with tying his shoe laces, as he was diagnosed with dyspraxia. The co-ordination disorder results in difficulties to perform simple tasks, such as walking, jumping or sitting. In an interview with the Daily Mail newspaper, Radcliffe said: "I was having a hard time at school, in terms of being crap at everything, with no discernible talent."
‘Strong Enough’ singer Cher clapped back at her Twitter trolls, who criticized her for not writing correctly on the social media platform. She tweeted: “ITpS TRUE IM DYSLEXIC & some of u have a problem following me! I am who I am! Dyslexia is no joke! If I had Some1 twt 4 me whats the point?” (©BANG Showbiz)
Tommy Hilfiger
Iconic fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger recalls in his memoir ‘American Dreamer’ his struggles with reading when he was younger due to his dyslexia diagnosis. In the tome, he wrote: "I just couldn’t follow the texts. When I tried to read a book, I’d make it two pages into a chapter and start reading from the bottom up. My eyes would jump from one line to another." (© BANG Showbiz)
Robbie Williams
'Angels' hitmaker Robbie Williams told The Sun newspaper that he suffers with dyscalculia, which is the difficulty of comprehending or learning arithmetic. Robbie said: “I’m numerically dyslexic. I can’t add or subtract. I always get in trouble because I don’t know my kids’ birth dates and I don’t know our anniversary and I don’t know my wife’s birthday.”

'I'm sorry sir, I just don't understand.' Difficulties in the classroom? That's what these stars have all suffered with.
From dyslexia to ADHD, discover the learning disorders your favorite celebrities have had to overcome...