Exhausted 'Britain's Got Talent' runner up Susan Boyle checks into clinic

Exhausted 'Britain's Got Talent' runner up Susan Boyle checks into clinic


Britain's Got Talent sensation Susan Boyle has been taken to a London clinic with exhaustion after coming second in the grand final of the TV star search.

The 48-year-old church worker was taken by ambulance to the Priory Clinic in Southgate, north London, escorted by police, reports the Sun newspaper.

A Scotland Yard representative said: "Police were called at approximately 6pm to a central London hotel by doctors assessing a woman under the Mental Health Act.

"Police and ambulance attended. The woman was taken voluntarily by ambulance to a clinic. At the request of doctors, police accompanied the ambulance."

After dance group Diversity took first place in the programme's culmination - watched by 18 million viewers - it emerged Susan would be taking time off on the advice of a doctor.

"Following Saturday night's show Susan is exhausted and emotionally drained," said a Britain's Got Talent spokesperson. "She has been seen by her by her private GP who supports her decision to take a few days out for rest and recovery. We offer her our ongoing support and wish her a speedy recovery."

Industry experts estimated that despite Susan's shock loss she stands to make £8 million in the coming years from album sales, TV and magazine deals and an autobiography. She will reportedly sign a multi-million pound deal with Simon Cowell, who said: "She's got a massive future ahead of her."

There were also claims the middle aged star missed out on the £100,000 top prize as supporters did not bother to vote because they just assumed she would win.

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