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Susan Boyle before

Susan Boyle before

Susan Boyle  felt like she was in a pressure cooker during Britain’s Got Talent.

In an interview with the Daily Mail, Susan  explained that she had not been prepared for all the media attention and ended up being admitted to The Priory following the show’s final.

“Everything had built up and I was exhausted,” she said. “There were a lot of press people outside my door, a lot of television people, a lot of people who wanted a piece of me. I thought, ‘God, what’s happening here? I’m a reasonable singer but I never expected that’.

“It got to the stage where I couldn’t even go outside because the media – American television crews too – surrounded the house. I had to draw my blinds, and even after that they started hammering on my door.

“I was quite frightened. I felt very vulnerable, because I was living on my own. There were phonecalls 24 hours a day. They kept me awake for three weeks, until I changed my number. It was just constant. I don’t know anybody else from a talent show who got that.

“It was like being inside a giant pressure cooker, where the lid bubbles up and bubbles up and soon the pressure cooker goes.”

Boyle added that the pressure continued to increase as the show went on, explaining: “It was totally out of control, like a steamroller. It just got bigger and bigger and bigger, until eventually it can flatten you.”

Susan who had  became unwell after finishing in second place due to the enormous pressure, said she had been determined to perform

“I just went through to the dressing room and I don’t know what was wrong,” she said. “I couldn’t even see properly. I hadn’t eaten for about a week, hadn’t slept properly. It was like looking at everything through a glass, and the feeling was one of extreme exhaustion that manifested itself in firing off at everyone.

“It was like the dream had gone pop – a baby that’s had the sweeties taken away. I was just being childish. I so desperately wanted to make a record. I wanted to prove myself a bit more, but maybe I was pushing myself a bit too hard. I felt I’d got so close.

“I don’t remember much else. I just know someone sent for an ambulance and I went to The Priory. I needed to sleep. I was too tired to even think straight. I’m much stronger now, though.”

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Amanda Holden – I predicted Boyle’s breakdown

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Amanda Holden has claimed that she predicted Susan Boyle’s would have a breakdown days before it occurred even though she earlier stated ‘Susan Boyle has no underlying mental issues’

Susan Boyle was checked into The Priory rehab clinic after coming second to Diversity in the show’s final.  The shows producers later confirmed that she was “exhausted and emotionally drained”.

Reflecting on the whole event , Holden told the Daily Star: “I was worried Susan wouldn’t be able to handle it. Then, a week later she checked into The Priory. I was like Mystic Mandy.”

Susan Boyle eventually left the after five days and was instantly snapped up by Simon Cowell‘s record label. She is now currently working on her debut album.

Simon Cowell recently stated  that Susan’s breakdown came because she “didn’t know how to cope with losing”.

Susan’s brother  Gerry has agreed with the music mogul’s view, commenting: “Susan doesn’t take rejection very well. That’s not to say she doesn’t bounce back, she does. It’s a lack of confidence and a case of getting overworked up. With Britain’s Got Talent, it all just became too much.”

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ITV admit did make mistakes in their handling Susan Boyle

Susan Boyle on Britain's Got Talent

Susan Boyle on Britain's Got Talent

Sir Michael Grade has admitted that ITV did make mistakes in their handling of Britain’s Got Talent contestant Susan Boyle.

Susan became a worldwide sensation almost overnight, but was later admitted to the Priory with exhaustion after failing to win the show.

Speaking to BBC , the ITV executive chairman said: “Nobody has ever been that famous so quickly in that short space of time, within days, within hours of the show.

“She threw herself into it all and probably didn’t pace herself. I mean, we didn’t pace her well enough. There were American news networks wanting interviews with her, Japanese networks wanting interviews with her and that demand, it was pretty exhausting.

“If you were an established star used to dealing with it, you would have found it pretty exhausting, so it was a difficult time for her dealing with all this stuff.

“But it was just an extraordinary situation and why shouldn’t she enjoy her success? She’s waited all her life.”

Show judge Simon Cowell recently recognised that he had made errors in his treatment of Susan Boyle.

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Susan Boyle desperate to perform at Wembley

Susan Boyle on Britain's Got Talent

Susan Boyle on Britain's Got Talent

Susan Boyle is reportedly desperate to perform at Wembley on the Britain’s Got Talent live tour.

The singer, who finished second in this year’s competition, had been a doubt for today’s London show after pulling out of previous dates on the UK tour.

Speaking to The Mirror, a spokesperson for the star said: “Susan’s still very tired, but she is really excited about the show and can’t wait to get back on stage.

“If she were told she couldn’t perform it would break her heart.”

Boyle recently completed a stint in the Priory clinic after complaining of physical and mental exhaustion following her experience on the ITV1 show.

It had previously been suggested that the 48-year-old would only perform at a select number of shows on the tour in order to conserve her energy for recording her debut LP.

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Piers Morgan: ‘Susan Boyle is fine’

Susan Boyle Biggest star on planet

Susan Boyle Biggest star on planet

Piers Morgan has said that Susan Boyle is “mentally fine” and will play a number of dates on the ongoing Britain’s Got Talent live tour.

Ahead of Boyle’s performance last night in Glasgow, Morgan told BBC HARDtalk that it was the attention of the media and not the reality talent show that had resulted in the singer’s admission to The Priory.

Morgan said: “She did three great shows and is now having a rest and she’ll be back for a few more shows. Susan’s fine.

“Susan Boyle’s fine. She has always been, in my view, mentally fine. The problems she found difficult as anybody would was this incredible worldwide attention.”

He added: “What I find even more hypocritical is that the broadcast media, and broadsheet media as well, they want to cover this story and the best way of covering it and to get the acres of publicity that you want for ratings is to somehow try and turn it into something more sinister than it was.”

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Susan Boyle performs for home crowd in Scotland

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susan boyle singing

Susan Boyle has performed in front of her home crowd on the Britain’s Got Talent live tour, says Metro.

The 48-year-old from Blackburn, West Lothian took to the stage at Glasgow’s SECC last night, after missing two performances in Manchester over the weekend.

Onlookers said that she sang ‘I Dreamed A Dream’ and ‘Memory’ from the musical Les Miserables for thousands of her Scottish fans.

Boyle’s appearance at the concert had been in doubt after she was forced to pull out of a matinee and evening performance at Manchester’s MEN arena on doctor’s orders.

It was previously suggested that Boyle would not be performing on every leg of the Britain’s Got Talent tour, as she recently completed a stint in the Priory for exhaustion


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Susan Boyle ‘not suffering from learning difficulty’

susan boyle singing

susan boyle singing

The brother of Britain’s Got Talent finalist Susan Boyle has dismissed speculation that she suffers from a learning difficulty.

Fears over the 48-year-old’s mental health were raised after she checked herself into the Priory following the competition’s final, complaining of physical and mental exhaustion. She was also claimed to be finding her overnight fame difficult to cope with.

Speaking to Closer, her brother Gerry said: “There is no truth in this – it’s rubbish.

“Susan can get over-anxious. She gets flustered in situations where you and I wouldn’t.”

Earlier this week, Boyle was reported to have told the News Of The World that she was ready to “take on the world” following her brief stint at the London clinic.

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Susan Boyle wants to take on the world

Susan Boyle on Britain's Got Talent

Susan Boyle on Britain's Got Talent

Susan Boyle has said that she is ready to continue with her music career after leaving the Priory, it has been claimed.

The Britain’s Got Talent finalist reportedly told the News Of The World that her time at the psychiatric clinic was like “a little holiday”.

Boyle said: “I feel bloody fantastic. I want to take on the world. I’ve got my sleeves up ready. From now on there’s nae crap.”

Her brother John added: “I have spoken to Susan and she is very excited and positive about the future. She told me, ‘Don’t worry. I’m having the time of my life.’ She said she felt fantastic and couldn’t wait to come back home this weekend.

“She was giggling away and sounded more relaxed than she has in ages. That’s the thing with Susan. She suffers from these mood swings, so I hope that now she’s out of the clinic she’s okay.”

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