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Elon Musk says he is first person with Asperger's to host SNL

Elon Musk said he was the first person with Asperger’s syndrome to ever host Saturday Night Live in his opening monologue on the show.

The Tesla CEO made his hosting debut on 8 May, with Miley Cyrus as a musical guest. His monologue marked the first time he publicly discussed having Asperger’s syndrome, a condition which falls within the autism spectrum.

“It’s an honour to be hosting Saturday Night Live. I mean that,” Musk said. “Sometimes after I say something I have to say, ‘I mean that,’ so people really know that I mean it. That’s because I don’t always have a lot of intonational variation in how I speak – which I’m told makes for great comedy.”

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