Jerry Seinfeld is backtracking after saying he believes he has autism and is on the autism spectrum.

"I don't have autism, I'm not on the spectrum," the 60-year-old comedian told Billy Bush during an interview with Access Hollywood this week. "I just was watching this play about it and thought, ‘Why am I related to it on some level?' That is all I was saying."

Seinfeld made his autism comments the other week during an interview on NBC Nightly News.

"I think, on a very drawn-out scale, I think I'm on the spectrum," the Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee star told Brian Williams. "Basic social engagement is really a struggle. I'm very literal, when people talk to me and they use expressions, sometimes I don't know what they're saying."

"But I don't see it as dysfunctional," he added. "I just think of it as an alternate mindset."

As for Seinfeld's inability to carry on conversations with other people, he says it's something all comedians has in common. "All the comedians that we've had on Comedians in Cars, usually at some point in the show...I ask them, ‘Do you have trouble talking to just regular people?' And they always say yes," he revealed to Bush. "They always say yes."

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