Singer Susan Boyle breakdown fears not true say family

Boyle is still going strong
Boyle is still going strong

By Lauren Crooks

THE FAMILY of Britain’s Got Talent crooner Susan Boyle have hit back at claims the star is having a nervous breakdown.

Mary Brady, 70, said rumours that the family are arguing over their sister’s career are “lies”.

Susan is said to be desperate to let everyone hear her sing but will have to wait until the show is over until she can jet out to the US.

But Mary insists there are no problems or disagreements.

She said: “I have stopped reading all the lies that are being printed. Susan is not having a breakdown, she is being pampered by her sister and a rest is what she deserves.”

And she added that claims the siblings are at war with Britain’s Got Talent production crew were nonsense.

She said: “That’s just not true. The show is Susan’s priority.”

Simon Cowell has urged devout Catholic Susan to close her door to publicity and concentrate on singing.

Losing interest

The music mogul told her she could risk the public losing interest in her if she doesn’t.

And previous BGT contestant Andrew Muir – who bizarrely was working just next door to Mary’s house in Whitburn yesterday – agrees.

The singing plumber said: “She’s on every front page – she needs to be careful people don’t get bored hearing about her.”

Muir, 25, was tipped for the top after appearing on the show but has still to record a single or an album.

Interest not dying

He said: “I’m going to Rome soon to record my album. I’m very excited about it.

“I have sung with Susan before and wish her well in the competition.”

But back in Blackburn, there was still no sign of the interest dying.

And two women travelled all the way from Pennsylvania in the US to visit the star.

Americans drove to Blackburn

Lynn Sheffer and Bev Yohe, both 45, drove to Blackburn as soon as their flight landed in Edinburgh yesterday. (Mon)

And because they didn’t know where Susan lived the pair drove around the village until they found the house they had seen on the news.

Bev, whose husband works in Grangemouth, said: “We had planned our trip and we knew we had to find Susan.

“Her voice is amazing and we wanted to tell her we are big fans. She is everywhere in America at the moment.

“Incredible talent”

Lynn, a retired government worker, added: “It’s great to watch someone with such incredible talent get some recognition.”

But neighbours on the quiet street are not as keen.

Margaret Smith, who lives next door, said: “We haven’t been getting much sleep. On Sunday we had four Japanese tourists outside taking pictures of the house at 4am.

“All the flashing woke us up.”


  1. I do agree that Susan should do less interviews and concentrate on preparing for her next appearance on the show it is no forgone conclusion that she is going to win or even make an album especially if she doesn’t heed Simon’s advice.

    He is a hard head and knows what he is talking about. In fact some of the publicity she is getting and the photo’s taken of the changes to her appearance are not good and have already destroyed her first perceived lovable image and she is beginning to be made to look idiotic instead of humble and appealing. I didn’t think I would but I am getting a little bored with her myself and I was completely on her side.

    So no Susan retreat and for God’s Sake Simon Cowell get her some protection from those rapacious journalists and hangers on she has no idea what she is getting into and they are turning your little golden star into a mini circus before your eyes.What are you a man or a mouse?She is after all if nothing else worth millions to you. It’s worth a little effort on your part and Piers Morgon to really step in and make your presence felt.

    She will listen to you Simon ,but especially she will listen to Piers Morgan. She doesn’t need you to kiss her Piers or even take her out to dinner .you musn’t make her fallin love with you ( I admit that would be easy) Just stand between them and her and protect her.You know what damage they can do. She is an innocent naive !And if she is to improve her image let it be by a professional who would have left those eyebrows and got her contacts. And hopefully made subtle improvements SO make sure you don’t use a homosexual makeover artist PLEASE, Just take an interest in a very valuable assett before she blows it and ruins her dream.

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