After Niall Aslam famously left the villa on “Love Island” after only one week, the contestant decided to open up to his fans on Instagram. Aslam wrote in detail about the fact that he was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome as a young child and how difficult it was when he was growing up. As noted by the Metro, Niall, 23, went on to praise his very supportive mother and another close family. He later made another Instagram post showing an image of himself with his beloved mother.

Instagram post by ‘Love Island’ contestant Niall Aslam

Niall started his post by saying he was using a “thick brush” with his post and that he hoped it would hit England with a “love potion.” He said that for far too long he has “suffered in silence” and hadn’t acknowledged a factor of his life which he says entering the ‘Love Island’ villa made him realise and accept.

Diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome as a child

As reported by OK!, Aslam said that he was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome as a young child, adding that until this time, that fact had only been shared within his close-knit family. He did say how difficult it was for him while growing up and how he often felt “out of place.” Niall believed people didn’t understand him, but he was nervous to reveal the truth, as he didn’t want his condition to be labeled or have a stigma attached to it.

However, after his “Love Island” experience, he felt it was important to come forward and finally be honest about his condition, not only to himself but to those around him. Niall also wants others sharing his condition to believe they can “embrace their true colours.” While saying it has not been an “easy ride” for him in coming to terms with his condition, he said he is now glad he can accept who he is.

Aslam said he is looking forward to the next chapter in his life.

Niall also thanked ITV for giving him the opportunity to appear on the reality show and thanked the British public for their support. He concluded by describing himself as a “rainbow fish” and that it was time for him to dive into the “big blue ocean” to show everyone what he is about.

Robbie Williams believes he has Asperger Syndrome

At around the same time as Niall made his startling disclosure on Instagram, singer Robbie Williams opened up on BBC Radio 2 to say he believed he had Asperger Syndrome, autism or something like that. He says he has “big blind spots” in his life and that it is hard work, just being in his own head.

This came after the singer infamously gave the camera the “finger” while performing at the opening of the World Cup in Russia.

Meanwhile “Love Island” continues without Niall Aslam and is on ITV2 every day except Saturdays at 9 p.m.