The Real Reason We Don't Hear About Susan Boyle Anymore
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By CAT LAFUENTE
Asperger's Diagnosis
Throughout Susan Boyle's entire life, she was told she was "brain damaged," until she consulted a Scottish therapist who diagnosed her with Asperger's Syndrome — confirming that her IQ was above average. "I think people will treat me better because they will have a much greater understanding of who I am," Boyle said.
Personal Loss
Before Boyle became famous, the singer suffered tragic personal losses — her father passed away in 1999, followed by her sister Kathleen in 2000, and her mother in 2007. Boyle was also at the risk of losing her family home because she was unemployed prior to her groundbreaking audition on “Britain's Got Talent.”
Sister’s Death
Boyle had to deal with yet another painful death in 2015 when her older sister passed away from cancer at 73, which brought Boyle to an all-time low. Boyle shares, "She was honest and helped me throughout my life and during my career. She wasn't afraid to tell me I was getting too big for my boots."
Public Feud
Boyle and her brother, Gerry, had a falling out over money, as he'd threatened to kill himself if she didn't give him approximately $60,000. However, the pair reunited after Boyle had a public meltdown in 2016 because of her Asperger's Syndrome and left a distressing voicemail to her brother, to which he genuinely responded.
Susan’s Boyfriend
Boyle’s first relationship was in her 20s, but according to her father, "He didn't think I was mature enough to have a relationship, and I don't think I was either." In 2014, at 53, Boyle entered her first real romantic relationship when she became smitten with an American doctor, but sadly, it didn't work out.