Thursday, May 28, 2009

Susan Boyle has brain damage

With a pair of screamy, sweary public outbursts making news around the world, it seems the tables of fame have turned pretty quickly for Susan Boyle, the Scottish villager whose pleasant singing abilities made her a worldwide sensation thanks to some brilliant, dramatic editing and Internet marketing by the producers of Britain's Got Talent. Susan, hailed last month as the "Hairy Angel," is now being portrayed as an angry monster who's snapping under the pressures of fame.

So why have none of the reports we've read mentioned that the poor simple woman is brain-damaged?

The Daily Mail reported the condition in the first investigation into the facts of her life:

"...She was well known in the village where she has lived all her life as the slightly batty spinster who lived alone with her cat, Pebbles.

"Every village has one, and 48-year-old Susan Boyle, who was born with minor brain damage and has learning difficulties, obligingly played the role to which she had been cast...

"She had suffered mild brain damage after being starved of oxygen at birth.

"Recalling her childhood, she said earlier this week: 'I was born with a disability and that made me a target for bullies.

"'I was called names because of my fuzzy hair and because I struggled in class. I told the teachers but, because it was more verbal than physical, I could never prove anything.

"'But words often hurt more than cuts and bruises and the scars are still there'..."

The facts make the gleeful takedown little less fun.


Mozza said...

Thanks for this information about Susan - I thought there was a problem somewhere. No wonder the poor lass isn't coping with all the limelight.
Sadly, she is finding out, yet again, that life is very cruel..................

Ray Richmond said...

Burt: You clearly were way ahead of the curve on this one. Once again. I salute you, sir.