Monday, June 1, 2009

Susan Boyle Hospitalized after Losing Britains Got Talent

Singer Susan Boyle of Britains Got Talent, who became a internet sensation and even was featured on this very website was hospitalized following a tumultuous week in which some doubted whether she would even make it to Saturday night's finale due to the pressures of instant fame. Susan Boyle was reportedly admitted to a mental-health clinic after suffering an "emotional breakdown."

The British tabloid the Daily Mail reported on Sunday (May 31) that Boyle was admitted to the Priory Clinic — a mental-health hospital — after suffering from exhaustion in the wake of her second-place finish on the show. The newspaper claimed that police were summoned to the singer's hotel and she was assessed under the Mental Health Act following what was described as a breakdown after her surprise second-place finish behind dance troupe Diversity.

The BBC reported:

On Sunday, it emerged Boyle was taking time off on the advice of a doctor.

Television company talkbackThames released a statement: "Following Saturday night's show, Susan is exhausted and emotionally drained.

"She has been seen by her private GP who supports her decision to take a few days out for rest and recovery."

"We offer her our ongoing support and wish her a speedy recovery."

The singer became an international singing sensation after first performing "I Dreamed A Dream" in the contest, a song she reprised for the final.

Her performances have attracted millions of hits on video-sharing websites and led to an appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show.

As always in events like these thoughts and prayers are with Ms. Boyle and we are hoping for a speedy recovery.

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