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    Elon Musk Said He's "The First Person With Asperger's" To Host "SNL"

    Elon shared this in his opening monologue.

    Last night, Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk hosted Saturday Night Live.

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    In his opening monologue, Elon said, "I'm actually making history tonight as the first person with Asperger's to host SNL — or at least the first to admit it."

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    According to WebMD, someone with Asperger's syndrome is "just as smart as other folks, but they have more trouble with social skills. They also tend to have an obsessive focus on one topic or perform the same behaviors again and again."

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    However, while it's great that Elon shared this with the world, it is not entirely accurate since Dan Aykroyd, who started off as an SNL cast member, came back to host the show in 2003.

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    And in 2013, Dan shared that — when he was a child — he went to an analyst and found out that he had Asperger’s and Tourette syndrome.

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    "I was able to overcome it and channel it creatively," he added.

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    Clearly, because Dan is an SNL legend!

    Still, it's great to see someone of Elon's level of fame talking about this on a huge platform like SNL.

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    To watch Elon's full monologue, click here. And to watch Dan's interview about Asperger's, click here.

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