BGT Officials Worried Susan Boyle Can't Make Tour Dates

Jun. 3 2009, Published 11:52 a.m. ET

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Britain's Got Talent officials are concerned that Susan Boyle -- still in the custody of a London mental health clinic after losing on the show's finale Saturday -- might not be able to appear on the show's upcoming arena tour, the UK Sun reported.

The Web site reported that thousands of tickets (which cost about $53 each) have already been sold for the tour, and the show's promoters fear there will be a strong backlash if the 48-year-old spinster, easily the troupe's strongest attraction, is unable to perform.

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"We are working on a day-by-day basis here," a show rep told the Web site. "This is about someone's health and future."

The show was criticized by English Culture Secretary Andy Burnham, who allegedly received many complaints regarding the treatment of the I Dreamed A Dream singer, for their possible role in Boyle's burnout.

"The contestants' welfare should always come first, even if that means that people have to look at the judgment calls. Ofcom takes responsibility for that," Burnham told the Broadcasting Press Guild. "I think there should be a process of discussion with the broadcaster concerned. Let's get the facts." (Photo: WENN)



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