BREAKING NEWS: Susan Boyle Leaves Mental Health Clinic

Jun. 5 2009, Published 12:48 p.m. ET

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Susan Boyle has been released from a mental health clinic in London where she had been treated for emotional and physical exhaustion following her stunning loss in Britain's Got Talent, according to her brother Gerry Boyle.

The 48-year-old Scottish spinster gained worldwide fame for her riveting performance of Les Miserables I Dreamed A Dream on BGT eight weeks ago.  Boyle subsequently conquered YouTube, where her performance received more than 100 million hits and counting in record time. 

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Her brother Gerry said that the singer, who was admitted into London's Priory clinic Sunday after suffering an anxiety attack. She's been "a lot more like herself" the past few days, according to her brother.

Mirror UK reported that BGT honcho Simon Cowell offered the church volunteer-turned-international superstar a free vacation at his home in Barbados to relax.

"Susan was talking to him about her plans for the album," a source told the Web site. "She was very positive about the future. She told Simon she was feeling a lot better."

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