Rob McElhenney has revealed that he’s been diagnosed with several neurodevelopmental disorders.
The “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” creator, 46, took to social media Tuesday to reveal that he also has learning disabilities.
“I was recently diagnosed with a host of neurodevelopmental disorders and learning disabilities! At 46!” he tweeted, adding that he hopes him sharing the news will help others going through a similar situation.
“It’s not something I would normally talk about publicly but I figured there are others who struggle with similar things and I wanted to remind you that you’re not alone. You’re not stupid. You’re not ‘bad,’” he went on. “It might feel that way sometimes. But it’s not true :).”
McElhenney said he plans on sharing more details of the diagnosis on his “The Always Sunny Podcast” with costars Glenn Howerton and Charlie Day later this month.
While the actor rarely speaks out on his personal health, he did open up about his mental wellbeing in 2021.
“I meditate and practice TM [transcendental meditation],” the “Welcome to Wrexham” star told Interview Magazine at the time.
“That’s been invaluable to me, and if you want to talk about exercise, I did find over the last few years –and I’m not trying to bro out or push some exercise agenda — but actual physical exercise has transformed not only my body, but my spirit.”
“Not to sound too woo-woo, but exorcising the demons through actual sweat alleviates so much anxiety and stress. And I truly feel better. But yeah, the closest thing I have to a spiritual practice would be TM,” he added.
And when it comes to his physical health, McElhenney last year revealed that he and pal Ryan Reynolds had both undergone “potentially life-saving” colonoscopies following a bet.
Reynolds said that if McElhenney learned to speak Welsh, the “Deadpool” star would let a camera crew film his experience of undergoing a colonoscopy.
In a YouTube video uploaded to Reynolds’ page in Sept. 2022, the two explained they wanted to prove how the “simple step” can “save lives.”
“I would never normally have any medical procedure put on camera and then shared,” Reynolds said at the time.
“But it’s not every day that you can raise awareness about something that will most definitely save lives. That’s enough motivation for me to let you in on a camera being shoved up my ass.”