Boyle Rushed to Mental Health Clinic

Singing star hospitalized for exhaustion
By Jess Kilby,  Newser User
Posted Jun 1, 2009 1:52 AM CDT

(Newser) – An emotionally drained Susan Boyle has been rushed to a celebrity mental health hospital in London, the Sun reports. The 48-year-old singing sensation was acting “spaced out” and strange at her hotel following her second-place finish in the show’s finals on Saturday, according to the staff of Britain’s Got Talent. At program officials' urging, she agreed last night to be taken by ambulance to the clinic.

"It was all done very calmly. They didn't want to stress or upset her,” said a source at the hotel. “She didn't look well—she looked lost, not all there." Program officials said they realized they had a “duty” to look after the Scottish star, who suffered oxygen deprivation at birth and has learning disabilities.