What happened to Susan Boyle, the singer who suffered a stroke and reappeared on Britain’s Got Talent
A legend of the show, Susan Boyle returned, to “Britain’s Got Talent” recently where she opened up about her health struggles over the last year of her life.
In 2009, the world was introduced to Susan Boyle when she appeared on ‘Britain’s Got Talent.’ During her recent return to the show, she shared an update on something that has had many fans concerned over the last year: her health.
Susan Boyle opens up about her health
If you caught the finale of the 16th season of “Britain’s Got Talent” on Sunday, you will have undoubtedly seen the legendary Susan Boyle’s appearance on stage. Boyle, who suffered a stroke last year has had a long journey back to the stage and that’s something she opened up about publicly for the first time. The 62-year-old was of course not just there to talk, but to also to do what she does best, sing. Joined on stage by the West End cast of “Les Misérables,” she performed “I Dreamed a Dream,” the very same song that skyrocketed her to fame when she sang it as a contestant on “BGT” back in 2009.
The Scottish singer couldn’t hide that she felt “great” to be back on the “BGT” stage, before admitting that “It is extra special for me actually because last April there, I suffered a stroke. ...I fought like crazy to get back on stage and I have done it,” she said. It was a moment that everyone could appreciate was special. Indeed, “BGT” creator and judge Simon Cowell commended Boyle for making a comeback despite her medical scare. “Susan, we owe you so much and I knew you weren’t well, but if anyone was going to come back you were going to come back because it wouldn’t be the same without you,” Cowell said.
It was all about hard work for Susan Boyle
Boyle also shared photos on Instagram of her return to “BGT” and opened up about how the stroke affected her ability to sing. “This evening was even more special for me as in April of 2022 I had a stroke,” she wrote. Interestingly, the “Wild Horses” singer also spoke of her struggles on the road to a return. “For the past year I have worked so hard to get my speech and singing back, with the sole aim of being able to sing on stage again & tonight my hard work & perseverance paid off, singing the song that started it all, ‘I Dreamed A Dream.’”
If you didn’t know Boyle rose to popularity during the third season of “BGT.” Indeed, she would make it all the way to the final where she placed second behind the dance group “Diversity.” Her run on “BGT” would be used as the launchpad for her debut album in 2009, which was titled “I Dreamed a Dream” and included her rendition of the song itself.