Nearly two weeks after Jerry Seinfeld made a comment claiming he was on the Autism spectrum, the comedian is now retracting his controversial statement.
“I don’t have autism, I’m not on the spectrum,” the 60-year-old said during a new interview with ‘Access Hollywood.’
“I just was watching this play about it and thought, I related to it on some level. That is all I was saying,” he clarified to host Billy Bush.
Jerry previously made headlines when he told journalist Brian Williams he may be on the autism spectrum due to his struggles with social interaction.
Jerry and his wife, Jessica Seinfeld, in NYC on Nov. 13.
“I think, on a very drawn out scale, I think I’m on the spectrum,” he told Brian during an episode of his hit web series ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.’
To further defend his comment, Jerry also told ‘Access Hollywood‘ he believes it’s fairly common for others in Hollywood to have issues with socializing because “comedians never talk about normal things.”
“All the comedians that we’ve had on ‘Comedians in Cars,’ usually at some point in the show… I ask them, ‘Do you have trouble talking to just regular people?’ And they always say ‘yes,'” he added.