The American actor-comic, Chris Rock who appeared in Movies like Grown Up and Death at the Funeral recently revealed that he is diagnosed with a nonverbal learning disorder.
In an interview with Hollywood Reporter, Chris Rock candidly spoke about his nonverbal disorder and the challenges he faced due to it.
What is nonverbal disorder?
The nonverbal disorder is a learning disability in which a person faces difficulties understanding the nonverbal aspects of communication.
So, a person suffering from set disorder would fail to recognize certain cues like body language, tone of voice, and facial expressions that are all part of any communication.
They may not have issues with written or spoken language and might only think in literal terms and miss certain cues. This disorder usually affects the social life of the patient. Researchers don’t know the exact cause of this disorder.
Chris Rock admitted that he never really dealt with his childhood trauma. He used to laugh and jokes about these things so much that it actually led him to start a sitcom called Everybody Hates Chris. The sitcom narrated the stories from Chris’s childhood. He thought he was over his disorder as he could laugh. On the contrary, the actor suffered from pain and fears everybody.
Now, the 55-year-old comedian is determined to overcome the mental pain his disorder caused him and is spending seven hours per week in therapy.
He explained the gravity of his condition and told the magazine that though this kind of things was great for writing jokes, it is not for a one-to-one relationship.
Chris Rock is currently playing the role of Loy Cannon in the American crime drama series Fargo. The series is has a high rating of 93% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Rock says this is the best part he has ever played.