With an undeniable talent and a heartwarming underdog guise, Susan Boyle has captured American’s hearts and attention spans. Since her debut on “Britain’s Got Talent” and her recent, shaky second appearance, her performances have made her an Internet sensation. But as the old cliché goes, fame has its price.
In a recent interview, Piers Morgan, a judge on the show and a former tabloid editor in England, discussed Boyle and the recent media scrutiny that has taken over her life and her response to it, alluding to rumors about her recent behavior.
“I feel really sorry for Susan, from what I hear she’s been in tears the past few days — she even threatened to leave the show at one stage because of the sheer amount of pressure on her,” the talent judge said. “You have to remember with Susan [is that] she’s a 48-year-old lady from a tiny village in Scotland who has never been exposed to this kind of attention and I think she’s really feeling the heat.”
Although he empathizes with Boyle, Morgan said he understands why the media is interested in her.
“Well, look, Susan is the hottest story in town and certainly with my old newspaper hat on, I would be reporting on it the way they are, because every single thing that Susan has done in the last three or four weeks has been headline news … she’s a true global phenomenon, and with that there comes a price and she’s beginning to realize that her life will never be the same.”