Crushed Boyle Begged for Cat
Supporters emerge, while critics rail against reality show
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 2, 2009 11:02 AM CDT

(Newser) – Susan Boyle’s story keeps getting sadder as more details emerge. Boyle sobbed all day before collapsing, the Sun reports, then wailed for her cat, Pebbles, after checking into the clinic on Sunday, and couldn't be calmed until a phone call to the animal was arranged. More on the Britain’s Got Talent runner-up:

  • Though she didn’t win the royal audience, Boyle can count Prince Harry as a royal fan—he thinks she’s “fantastic,” the Mirror reports.

  • Another high-profile Boyle supporter? Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who checked in with judges to make sure she was OK, AFP reports.
  • The chief medical officer at Boyle’s clinic is blaming Talent for not helping her deal with her sudden fame, the Mail reports. Meanwhile, a media regulatory group may investigate the network for possibly violating the broadcasting code by allowing an emotionally distressed Boyle to compete.