Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom 'suffers from Asperger's'
The Phantom of the Opera's tormented leading character suffers from Asperger's syndrome, according to the stage actor who plays him.
Ramin Karimloo said he believed the Phantom showed clear signs of the condition, which is a form of autism. Sufferers often have difficulties with communication and social relationships.
According to Karimloo, who joined the West End production two years ago, the syndrome would explain the Phantom's eccentric traits, his musical talents and an inability to interact with others which led him to hide away beneath the Paris Opera House.