Singing sensation Susan Boyle has said she ‘promised’ her dying mum that she would make something of her singing.
The 48-year-old became an instant hit when she auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent and was shot to international fame. Although she only came second on the show, her debut album will be released later this month.
She said to UK newspaper The Sun: “I had promised my mum I would do something with my life just before she died - that I’d do something with my singing. So I applied for Britain’s Got Talent.”
Susan admitted that she picked her audition song, I Dreamed A Dream, in honour of her late mum Bridget.
She said: “We’d seen a soloist singing on the TV just before she passed and I said: ‘Is that what you want me to do, Mum?’
“She said: ‘Yes.’ She had a good belief that I could do it. So I decided to do something about it. I couldn’t straight away because the bereavement hit me hard.”
Susan was admitted to The Priory after the final of the show with exhaustion and she said she doesn’t remember much about the incident.
She added: “I don’t remember much about it. I went there with extreme exhaustion. I hadn’t slept properly for about a week and I didn’t know what was wrong with me.
“I was in there for three days and I’ve never felt so tired. But I look back on it now and it was a necessity. I wanted to get a rest, a break without all the cameras.”
She added: “The pressure of that I found a bit suffocating, as anyone would because it all happened in such a short space of time.”