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Susan Boyle Too Ill To Perform On Christmas TV Special

Scottish singer Susan Boyle has been forced to drop out of an appearance on a U.K. talk show after falling ill with a virus.

The I Dreamed A Dream star was set to perform Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire during a pre-recorded Christmas special of The Jonathan Ross Show, set to air on 28 December.

However, after struggling through a rehearsal, Boyle’s slot was axed.

A representative for the star says, “Susan picked up a virus when she was in New York and had a very bad throat infection. It was nothing more than that. She tried very hard to perform, but was unable to do so in the end. Unfortunately her appearance had to be cancelled.”

The latest cancellation comes after the 52 year old scrapped a show in Abu Dhabi on Friday due to “production difficulties”.

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Susan Boyle Diagnosed With Asperger Syndrome

Scottish singer Susan Boyle has been diagnosed with Asperger syndrome.
The 52-year-old star has revealed doctors misdiagnosed her with brain damage as a child following complications at birth, but she finally found out the truth about her condition after going to see a specialist last year.
Boyle was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, a form of autism which affects social and communication skills, and she feels relieved to finally be able to move forward.
She tells Britain’s Observer newspaper, “It was the wrong diagnosis when I was a kid. I was told I had brain damage. I always knew it was an unfair label. Now I have a clearer understanding of what’s wrong and I feel relieved and a bit more relaxed about myself… I went to seek a diagnosis from a Scottish specialist. Nobody told me to. I thought I had a more serious illness and couldn’t function properly.”
She was also told she has an above average IQ, which is not thought to be related to her condition, but insists she hopes her diagnosis will help others who are dealing with the condition.
She adds, “It will not make any difference to my life. It’s just a condition that I have to live with and work through. I think people will treat me better because they will have a much greater understanding of who I am and why I do the things I do.”

Donny Osmond and Susan Boyle Team Up

Veteran pop star Donny Osmond has given Scottish singer Susan Boyle a big boost by joining her for two songs on her new album of theater musical standards.

The Puppy Love hitmaker reveals he met Boyle while on a promotional tour of the U.K. last summer and they decided to hit the recording studio together to see what they could come up with.

Their covers of All I Ask of You from The Phantom of the Opera and This Is The Moment from Jekyll & Hyde will feature onStanding Ovation: The Greatest Songs From the Stage, which is due for release in November.

Announcing the news in a series of posts on Thursday, Osmond writes, “Yes it’s true. I’m singing two songs with Susan Boyle on her new album that’s coming out very soon. Donny And Susan”.

And Boyle reveals she was overjoyed to team up with her childhood pop idol.

Commenting on the duets in a message on her website, she writes, “Who would have thought that I would have been singing a duet with my hero Donny Osmond. I grew up with the Osmonds – especially Donny. I was thrilled… He was awesome.”

Susan Boyle Shows Off Luxury Home

Singing sensation Susan Boyle has given fans a glimpse into her luxury house in Scotland for a new magazine spread.

The 50-year-old star, who shot to fame on U.K. reality TV show Britain’s Got Talent, purchased the $480,000 five-bedroom estate in West Lothian last year.

Boyle recently admitted she has never spent a whole night at her luxurious new property, as she doesn’t want to leave her childhood home, but the singer has now given readers of The Big Issue a look into what she refers to as “The Posh House”.

In the photoshoot, Boyle is pictured making a cup of tea in the kitchen, as well as leaning on her piano, which overlooks the grounds of her home.

Susan Boyle Has Made Peace With Her Family After Fallout Over Her Stardom.

The singer’s brother Gerry had previously slammed her management, accusing them of “controlling” his sister and “keeping her family away”.
He had also voiced his disapproval and distrust of Susan‘s people, saying they did not have her best interests at heart.
But the former Britain’s Got Talent contestant has now made peace, according to theSunday Mirror.
She said: “It is a relief – and not before time. My family are calm and supportive now. They realise their wee sister is being looked after properly and that I am with people they can trust.”

Susan Boyle Has Never Slept Overnight In New Mansion

Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle has never slept overnight in her new mansion because leaving her childhood home took her out of her “comfort zone”.

The 50-year-old star, who shot to fame after impressing the judges on TV talent show Britain’s Got Talent, purchased a five-bedroom estate in West Lothian, Scotland last year (10), just steps away from the modest house she once shared with her family.

She was reported to have moved back into her childhood home in April (11) because she felt out-of-touch with the local community, but Boyle admits she has never spent a whole night at her luxurious new property, which she jokingly refers to as “The Posh House”.

Inviting cameras from U.S. breakfast show Today into her two homes, she explains, “The big house down the street isn’t really me because I’m not the type of person to live in a big mansion. When I’m back in this space, my mum and dad’s, I still feel close to them. I still have a lot of nice memories in this house. I feel (like) this is my comfort zone.”

Susan Boyle Uses Studio As Her Sanctuary

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Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle retreats to the recording studio whenever she feels overwhelmed by her sudden fame and fortune – branding it her own “sanctuary”.

The star shot into the spotlight overnight after appearing on Simon Cowell’s reality TV show Britain’s Got Talent in 2009 and has garnered critical acclaim with the release of her first two albums, I Dreamed a Dream and The Gift.
But the 49 year old has struggled to handle the intense media scrutiny into her personal life as a result of her success – and admits she heads into the studio when times get tough.
She says, “The studio is my sanctuary. To return to it, well it feels like home away from home. The studio is like being inside a bubble and a place I can step away from the worry of life. As soon as I put the cans (headphones) on I know that I am safe.”

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Teenaged Intruder Apologises To Susan Boyle

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A teenager who was caught raiding Susan Boyle‘s home has apologised to the Scottish singingsensation for the “frightening episode”.

Boyle was left terrified when she returned to her house in West Lothian, Scotland in January (10) to find an intruder in the hallway, and subsequently revealed the incident “scared the living daylights” out of her.
A 16-year-old youth was arrested and later admitted to a charge of theft for stealing $13.50 from the star’s home.
He was due to hand over a fine of $150  to Boyle’s chosen charity at a sentencing hearing at Livingston Sheriff Court on Friday (Dec 17), but was unable to pay as he didn’t have enough money to cover the sum.
The judge postponed sentencing for six months to give him time to save up, and the teenager issued a statement through his lawyer, Darryl Lovie, to say sorry to Boyle.
Lovie told the court, “(My client) understands and accepts that this must have been a frightening episode for Miss Boyle. He wishes to extend his apologies to her and undertakes not to place himself in this position again. He hasn’t come to the police’s attention again.”
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Susan Boyle’s Gift is Still Giving at the Top of the U.S. Album Charts

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Susan Boyle remains the queen of the U.S. album charts – her new album The Gift  has scored a second week at number one.

The singing Scot also lands a rare second-week sales increase from her number one debut a week ago (Nov 17).

The album rocketed to the top with 318,000 sales last week, but it has since shifted 335,000 copies.

Britain’s Got Talent contestant Boyle is in good company at the top of the new Billboard countdown – America’s Got Talent runner-up Jackie Evancho, 10, lands at two with O Holy Night.

The two festive-themed albums top a brand new top five with Rihanna’s Loud arriving at three, Josh Groban’s Illuminations at four and Born Free by Kid Rock at five.

Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, rapper Nelly and the Glee cast also debut new albums in the top 10.

In the U.S. pop charts, Rihanna rebounds to top the Billboard Hot 100 with Only Girl (In the World), becoming the first artist since Usher in 2004 to score four number ones in a calendar year.

And Gwyneth Paltrow should seriously consider a career as a pop star after claiming the singles chart’s highest debut at 11 with her Glee rendition of Cee-Lo Green’s Forget You.

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