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Channing Tatum Reveals His Struggles With ADHD and Dyslexia


Channing Tatum might be at the top of his Hollywood game, but in his youth he struggled with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and dyslexia.

'I have never considered myself a very smart person, for a lot of reasons,' the 34-year-old actor told T - The New York Times Style Magazine.

'Not having early success on that one path messes with you.'


The Sundance Award winner - who had a blue-collar Southern upbringing - was prescribed stimulants and put in special education classes.

'You get lumped in classes with kids with autism and Down Syndrome, and you look around and say, "Okay, so this is where I’m at,"' Channing recalled.

'Or you get put in the typical classes and you say, "All right, I’m obviously not like these kids either." So you’re kind of nowhere. You’re just different. The system is broken. If we can streamline a multibillion-dollar company, we should be able to help kids who struggle the way I did.'

The 22 Jump Street stud was voted 'most athletic' upon graduating Tampa Catholic High School, but he dropped out of West Virginia's Glenville State College.


Carpenter, Cassie. "'I Have Never Considered Myself a Very Smart Person': Channing Tatum Reveals His Early Struggles with A.D.H.D. and Dyslexia ." Mail Online. Associated Newspapers, 16 Oct. 2014. Web. 16 Oct. 2014. .

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Tags: actor / actress, channing tatum, interview
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