Boyle Still Too Stressed

We recently reported that Susan Boyle, international superstar thrust into the spotlight overnight on Britain's Got Talent, checked herself into a clinic for mental health. She was scheduled to perform this past weekend and did not appear.

Susan Boyle performs in BirminghamBoyle was due on stage for a live performance at the Britain's Got Talent live tour however doctors indicated the stress would be too much to handle. While the audience was no doubt sorry to hear they wouldn't be hearing Susan Boyle at the Manchester Evening News Arena, there's a bigger issue at hand: how is she doing?

Could you imagine going from a small town in Scotland into a household name around all corners of the globe? While Boyle's rep has confirmed she'll be on stage today, the jury's still out if this is too much for her to handle. It may, in fact, be too much for anyone to handle given the glaring spotlight! The 48-year-old church volunteer has received numerous standing ovations for her performances on Britain's Got Talent. Boyle has apparently been hounded by the relentless press in London, in particular after coming in second in the finals to a dance troupe.

In this day and age though it seems amazing and almost downright unheard of that someone is known for their talent and not solely their looks. Boyle has indicated in reports that she mustered up courage to perform when she visited an Irish shrine after her mother passed away. Susan Boyle informed the judges she wanted to show the world she was able to do something with her life. And do something she did!

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Comments on "Susan Boyle skips Britain's Got Talent concert"

Jane June 17, 2009 | 4:00 AM

Excellent article if anyone will 'listen' to the clarity of what is written and stop the media hype that continues. You know, Susan was very hurt by the comments about her mental health...she's not blind, can read, and has feelings!! All these negative comments are just adult bullies coming at Susan like nothing has changed, and it's apparent it hasn't because the bullies are jealous of her fame!! If a person, commentator, writer, and media can find their conscience and put themselves in her shoes the pressure would still be overwhelming. But she's stronger than anyone will ever get her credit for!! Now Simon, who I've never been fond of, is being accused of exploiting Susan. He might be mean, but deep down he has a heart and has, if anyone would 'read' checked with her family also. I think Simon has a deep ability to care for Susan, not for the $, but for the way she has touched him. We call her an angel sent to help us out in a hard time in the world economy....let's not beat down this special gift we all have been given!!! YOU GO SUSAN...we can't wait in the USA to see you!!! You will make it, in your own time, and take those rests when you need WE DO, most of us, not the ones making all the noise, have faith you will and HAVE already succeeded. If you have to take breaks to do it, then take those moments. Just know you are loved my many and the few nay sayers have nothing better to do with their lives, BUT YOU DO!! Bless your heart Susan!! Jane from USA

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