Nobody said it would be easy. Like so many regular Joes and Janes plucked from obscurity and thrust overnight on the world stage, “Britain’s Got Talent” star Susan Boyle is quickly learning that with great fame comes great hassle.
Perhaps not surprisingly, it appears as if the 48-year-old Scottish singer is beginning to show the effects of that pressure. On Wednesday night, Boyle reportedly lashed out at two reporters who were harassing her at the Wembley Plaza Hotel in London.
According to English tabloid The Sun, when the two men approached Boyle in the lobby and had words with her, she yelled, “How f—ing dare you! You can’t f—ing talk to me like that!” It is not known what the men said to Boyle.
A spokesperson for the show told the The Associated Press that, “Two journalists were harassing her and pushed [Boyle] over the edge. She was left slightly distressed and the journalists were removed from the building by police.”
Police then reportedly spent 15 minutes calming her down before she stormed out of the hotel. While talking to police outside the hotel, she then reportedly responded, “Of course there’s a f—ing problem,” when police asked if there was an issue with the men.
One of the officers then reportedly told her, “You are in the public eye, you must learn to expect this sort of thing.” The singer also is alleged to have flown into another rage the night before while watching Morgan and fellow judge Simon Cowell lavish praise on fellow finalist Shaheen Jafargholi during a re-broadcast of the show.
Watching on the hotel’s bar TV with some of Jafargholi’s friends, family and fans, she is said to have yelled “F— off!” before making an obscene hand gesture and storming out of the bar.