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Susan Boyle on Oprah: First pictures of SuBo on U.S. talk show as fears grow over her erratic behaviour



By Ben Todd and Sara Nathan

Last updated at 1:00 PM on 16th January 2010



The first pictures emerged today of Susan Boyle's much-hyped appearance on Oprah as fears grew over her increasingly unusual behaviour.

The images of the Britain's Got Talent star singing Who I Was Born to Be on America's most iconic chat show will hearten her legions of fans on both sides of Atlantic.

But many will be concerned at growing evidence that she may once again be showing signs of not being able to cope with the pressures of stardom.


article-1243502-07E0598D000005DC-348_468x553.jpg Sneak peak: The first glimpse of Susan Boyle's much-anticipated appearance on the Oprah show



And with two more examples of her erratic behaviour in just 24 hours, Susan Boyle has done nothing to ease their fears.

The singer launched into a foulmouthed rant at a cafe in her home town after complaining that her personal assistant had told her she needed to go on a diet.

The following day, Miss Boyle, who has learning difficulties, had a tantrum in the British Airways VIP lounge at Heathrow.

She was seen dancing and singing with a mop in front of fellow first class passengers. She also shouted obscenities and tried to polish a passenger's shoes with the mop.

The incidents are another sign that Miss Boyle, 48, could be becoming overwhelmed by the demands on her after her success on ITV's Britain's Got Talent.

A source close to Miss Boyle said she felt she was being pulled in different directions by her managers - Andy Stephens who used to work with George Michael, U2's former accountant Ossie Kilkenny and one of her nieces, Kirsty.

article-1243502-07E05991000005DC-437_306x423.jpg Candid: Susan Boyle opens up during her appearance on Oprah




The source added: 'No wonder Susan may be a bit frazzled - it's all a bit too much to take in.'

The first of the latest incidents came on Monday at The Mill Cafe, near the council house in West Lothian, where Miss Boyle has lived since she was a baby.


One staff member - who asked not to be named - said the singer was 'effing and blinding' when she walked in.

She then started complaining to others about her personal assistant - believed to be another niece - who, according to Miss Boyle, had said she needed to go on a diet.


The cafe worker said: 'When my boss came in with a delivery, I was sitting talking to her and Susan shouted over, "You better not be ****ing talking about me".

'Then she grabbed a Mars bar and said, "I'll show her" and then scoffed it.' And just 24 hours later, came the airport tantrum.

Her behaviour was brought to an end by a BA official, who sat with Miss Boyle until she boarded her flight to Chicago, where she appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

article-0-07559877000005DC-697_468x600.jpg Last year Susan was seen sucking her thumb and acting strangely after a meet and greet session with her fans in New York City

Miss Boyle's spokesman said of the airport incident: 'Susan was being playful. She was with her management and was just excited about going to Chicago.'

On the cafe incident she added: 'To describe this as a "breakdown" is totally untrue.'


She added that Miss Boyle wanted to 'sincerely apologise' for any offence caused.

According to reports in the U.S., Susan's appearance on Oprah includes her suggestively wiggling her hips and chest as the audience goes wild.

On the trailer, she can be heard asking Susan if she had some kind of 'breakdown' last year. Her response was not aired.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Susan also speaks about the death of her mother.


She told Oprah: 'My mum died two years ago. After that there was a wee period where I didn't sing.


'You try and keep going through that pain and that's what I try to do with my singing. I am very slowly getting over it.


'One of the reasons I applied to the TV show was to see if I could perform in front of an audience.'

She said: '[it's] pretty awesome to be recognized in the street and asked for autographs.

'I'm getting quite a few fan letters and cards from around the globe. I'm loving every second of it.

'It takes a bit of time to take in because it happened so quickly. I'm really enjoying every second of it. It's like a dream come true.'




Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1243502/Susan-Boyle-Oprah-First-pictures-SuBo-U-S-talk-fears-grow-erratic-behaviour.html#ixzz0coC6RlmT

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