Susan Boyle Hospitalized
With the “Britain’s Got Talent” finals behind her, Susan Boyle checks into the hospital
-The Betty Editors
Susan Boyle, the Hairy Angel, who came in second in Britain’s Got Talent on Saturday night is now in The Priory Clinic in London. Britain newspaper reporters say she began to behave erratically after her Saturday night loss to the dance group “Diversity.” She was taken to the private clinic under police escort.
One of the show’s judges, Piers Morgan, said Monday that Boyle, 48, was emotionally drained and exhausted. “Nobody has had to put up with the kind of attention Susan has had. Nobody could have predicted it,” he told GMTV. “It has been crazy, she has gone from anonymity to being the most downloaded woman in history,” he said. “She was very tired and hasn’t been sleeping. She has just gone away to have some time to herself and to sleep and eat, doing all the things she hasn’t been able to do in the last week.”
The Britain’s Got Talent final on Saturday became Britain’s most-watched television program for five years, the Press Association news agency reported, with a peak of 19.2 million viewers. Diversity, the winners, took 24.9 percent of the public vote in the final, above Boyle’s 20.2 percent share. Just under four million people voted, according to ITV, the channel that aired the final show. But then, the British public can do unexpected things. They voted Churchill out as Prime Minister after he had led the nation through the Second World War.
Like many others, we’ve been surprised by Susan’s ability, cheered her on, got a bit tired of her and the super-hype surrounding her. But, like most Americans who have not seen all the acts in the show, we expected – and wanted – her to win. Now we just want her to take what she wants from her sudden enormous fame and not let her dream turn into a nightmare. Get well, Susan, and make that CD one we all want to buy.
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