Jan 5, 2009

Lifestyle - Tom Cruise credits Scientology for beating his dyslexia problem

New Delhi, Jan 5 (ANI): Hollywood actor Tom Cruise has revealed that the teachings of Church of Scientology helped him beat dyslexia.

The 46-year-old revealed that at the age of seven he was diagnosed as having the language-based learning disability that can include problems in reading, spelling, writing and pronouncing words, reports the China Daily.

"I asked myself if I was normal or an idiot. I would try to concentrate but I felt anxiety, frustration, boredom. When I graduated from high school in 1980 I was functionally illiterate," he told XL Semanal, the weekly magazine supplement of daily Spanish newspaper ABC.

"Nobody gave me a solution and I wanted to know why the system had failed. Finally, as an adult I learned to read perfectly through the method of [Scientology's late founder] L. Ron Hubbard," he added. (ANI)

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