After Susan Boyle was catapulted into the public spotlight during her 2009 Britain’s Got Talent run, her whole life completely changed.
The woman was 48 years old at the time and her unbelievable voice took the whole world by surprise. The video of her singing “I Dreamed a Dream” by Ruthie Henshall went viral around the globe, and literally, overnight, Susan became an international sensation.
Yet, her newfound fame didn’t come without its fair share of unforeseen consequences.
For one, people on the Internet couldn’t stop spreading rumors that there must be something wrong with her. Her sometimes unusual demeanor triggered all sorts of speculation among fans and others.
It didn’t help that the singer was going through family issues at the time. That plus the stress of suddenly selling more records than she ever could have dreamed of caused her to have a series of public meltdowns that had everyone debating her mental state.
Then, Susan got a diagnosis that changed her life.
The doctors were able to uncover a mystery about her health.
Although, she didn’t let the diagnosis prevent her from continuing to follow her dreams. In fact, instead of hiding it, she decided instead to be extremely open. She is so brave, and we have to say, quite an incredible role model for those out there for those living with Asperger’s or any kind of disability really.
“It’s nothing to keep secret. It’s nothing to be ashamed of. Everybody has something,” said Susan.
It’s so true. We all have our own things that we are struggling with. It’s just that some people are better than hiding them than others. She chose instead to share her amazing story with the world.
“It’s something that you bring out in the open and the hope that you help other people,” said Susan. “I’d like to feel me the voice for people who have been the underdog.”
Susan proves how important it is to stand up to others and that you should never let anything stop you from following your dreams.
Forget all those not standing with you and supporting you.
She also mentioned that since receiving her diagnosis, people have been a whole lot more understanding of her difficulty speaking smoothly.
It has helped her to understand more about herself as well.
“I’m in more control now. I can laugh at it now,” said Susan. “It feels like it’s in a bubble, like you can’t really talk very well…. people give you a bit more time.”
It’s understandable that fame only made things more difficult for her too.
After all, she spent her entire life living in a small Scottish town. To suddenly find oneself being launched into the spotlight like that would be a lot for anyone to handle. We think, all things considered, she handled herself pretty spectacularly.
The amazing part is that throughout the whole ordeal and all the ups and downs over the years, Susan never once stopped singing.
Her positive attitude is contagious, and we’re happy to say that she even has a new worldwide tour beginning in the UK in March 2020. She is calling it The Ten Tour, and it is her way of celebrating what all in all, she considers ten great years.
Susan certainly has come a long way since her original audition so many years ago. It will be so exciting to see how her career continues to thrive as she heads into the future.
Watch the full interview below where Susan Boyle discusses the diagnosis that changed her life.
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