Susan Boyle: ‘I may never sing live again’

Susan Boyle in Edinburgh. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor / J P License.
Susan Boyle in Edinburgh. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor / J P License.
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West Lothian superstar Susan Boyle has admitted she may never sing live again.

The singer - who first found fame in Britain’s Got Talent - says her Asperger’s Syndrome has become so crippling she fears she may not be able to agree to dates for another tour.

SuBo, who is from Blackburn, also said she has managed to lose two stone after a health scare kicked her into action.

“I haven’t performed live because I’ve been ill. The short answer is that it has been connected to my Asperger’s Syndrome,” she said.

“When you sing, you put on a persona. I hide behind that person on stage. You can feel like death but you have to put it on. The audience wants to see someone smiley.

“There are no firm dates for another tour. I’m taking baby steps. I’ve decided to record and see how it does first.”

Susan, 55, was diagnosed with Asperger’s in 2002.

Last year she was told she has type 2 diabetes.

“I needed to stop eating sweeties and cakes. It’s the bane of my life. I had to lose the weight for my health,” she said.

Susan last sang live in 2015 and was devastated when her sister Bridie McCaw died last year. “It’s like a roller coaster. You’ve got me on a good day but I am always up and down. Losing Bridie has been very hard,” she said.