Monday, June 1, 2009

Susan Boyle Collapse

Susan Boyle, who became a global star when a clip of her singing was viewed 100 million times on YouTube, has been rushed to a health clinic suffering from exhaustion, reports said Monday.

A 48-year-old spinster -- whose rendition of "I Dreamed a Dream" from the musical Les Miserables brought her worldwide acclaim -- was taken to the Priory clinic in London on Sunday.

On Saturday night, Boyle came second in the "Britain's Got Talent" television competition that made her famous, despite being the favorite.

In the days leading up to the final, media reports suggested she was having trouble coping with the weight of expectations on her.
"Following Saturday night's show, Susan is exhausted and emotionally drained," talkbackThames said in a statement.

"She has been seen by her private GP (doctor) 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."

Boyle had been under huge pressure to win "Britain's Got Talent" on Saturday after her audition piece became a major hit on video-sharing website YouTube. However, after a public vote she lost out to a street dancing troupe.