Susan Boyle’s triumphant return to the stage this week got here with a bit of non-public information.
Boyle joined the London forged of “Les Misérables” on “Britain’s Got Talent” Sunday to carry out “I Dreamed a Dream,” the track that catapulted her to international fame on the competitors sequence in 2009.
As it seems, her homecoming was bittersweet. In an interview following her efficiency, Boyle shared that she had a stroke final yr.
“It’s extra special for me, actually, because last April there, I suffered a minor stroke,” the Scottish singer instructed the present’s hosts. “And I fought like crazy to get back on stage, and I have done it.”
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After the episode aired, Boyle opened up additional about her well being in a brief Facebook submit, noting that the stroke had impacted her skill to talk and sing.
“For the past year I have worked so hard to get my speech and singing back, with the sole aim of being able to sing on stage again,” she wrote. “Tonight my hard work and perseverance paid off, singing the song that started it all.”
Boyle, now 62, rose from obscurity as a contestant on Season 3 of “Britain’s Got Talent” in 2009 after delivering a goosebump-inducing efficiency of “I Dreamed a Dream” for her audition. She got here in second place behind Diversity, a British dance troupe.
Despite her loss on the present, Boyle has gone on to take pleasure in main success as a recording artist. Her 2009 debut album, additionally titled “I Dreamed a Dream,” reportedly offered greater than 10 million copies worldwide.
Since then, she’s carried out for the late Queen Elizabeth II and former President Barack Obama. The two-time Grammy nominee has additionally launched an extra seven albums, together with 2019’s “Ten,” a compilation of traditional hits and dwell performances.