Susan Boyle, the unlikely breakout star whose rendition of I Dreamed A Dream on Britain’s Got Talent made her a household name, was so distraught after a recent run-in with hecklers she was contemplating quitting the show, according to one of the show’s judges, Piers Morgan said.
“From what I hear, she’s been in tears the last two days. She even threatened to leave the show yesterday at one stage, because of the sheer amount of pressure on her,” Morgan told the CBS Early Show on Thursday.
Morgan said that the sudden onset of fame might have turning the spinster’s blessing into a curse.
“You have to remember with Susan, she’s a 48-year-old lady from a tiny village in Scotland who has never been exposed to anything like this kind of attention. And I think she’s really feeling the heat.”
The Scottish spinster, according to UK Sun, launched into a profanity-laden tirade at a pair of antagonistic “fans” in the lobby of North London’s Wembley Plaza Hotel.
A Britain’s Got Talent rep told the Web site that a few strangers were antagonizing her, prior to her shouting back at them.
“How [expletive] dare you … you can’t [expletive] talk to me like that … is there a problem? … of course there’s a [expletive] problem,” she said, according to the Web site. Police, already on the scene, interviewed Boyle briefly, but made no arrests in connection with the conflict.
Morgan touched on the fiasco, saying: “The hotel she’s in is crawling in tourists, crawling in the media. I think maybe she overreacted. I don’t know what happened. She denies, apparently, some of the things that have been reported.”
“Susan is the hottest story in town,” Morgan said. “Every single thing that Susan has done in the last three or four weeks has been headline news in Britain, in America, in Russia, in China. She’s a true global phenomenon — and she’s beginning to realize that her life will never be the same.”