Fame and a busy tour schedule have finally caught up with arguably the most rapidly successful contestant from Britainâ€™s Got Talent. According to the latest news, the Scottish vocal sensation Susan Boyle needs 24-hour care and is in a very fragile state physically and emotionally following an extremely busy tour schedule. Read more below for the full story, as well as pictures and video!
SuBo first appeared in the public eye almost a year ago as she sang â€śI Dreamed a Dreamâ€ť from Les Miserables and got a standing ovation for her efforts. Despite her obvious popularity with the showâ€™s audience, she was dismissed in the final round losing to dance group Diversity.
Encouraged by her new-found popularity, SuBo released her first album in November 2009 which went on to become the highest selling album in the world for 2009.
Now, after touring and promoting her album for half a year, SuBo is exhausted. John, her older brother, says Susan Boyle â€śneeds 24-hour care. She needs to be looked after.”
Her other brother Gerry confirmed Johnâ€™s sentiments, saying:
“The traveling and the whole (fame) thing is exhausting. She still has her anxieties and her loneliness.”
SuBo has been showing increasing signs of stress lately. Days after her loss on Britainâ€™s Got Talent, she was taken to Londonâ€™s Priory mental health clinic in a disturbed mental state. Last month she had an incident in a VIP lounge at an airport.
Her close friend, Lorraine Campbell, says that she is mentally fragile, and often needs to stay the night following a recent breaking at her house.
“If she’s upset, she’ll stay the night. Security would bring her up to my house. I take her home in the morning. Susan stayed with me a week ago. Nighttime is a lonely time for her.”
After seeing the news that Susan Boyle needs 24-hour care, the first thought is that she has been in an accident or been physically injured. But I guess we donâ€™t often think that the fame and lack of rest that celebrities face can do the same thing to a person. Best wishes to SuBo, hope she can make a full recovery!
Check out the pictures and video below!
Photos: www.wenn.com, PNP