Over a decade ago, Susan Boyle won the hearts of music enthusiasts globally when she made her debut on the third season of “Britain’s Got Talent”. Her initial audition video, in which she stood before Simon Cowell, modest and hesitant, and then delivered a stunning performance of “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Misérables, has been viewed by millions.
Having been out of the public eye for over a decade, ‘SuBo’ has undergone a remarkable change and now shares the reason behind it and the means by which she accomplished it.
Susan Boyle told TV judges she was an unemployed charity worker who lived alone with her cat, Pebbles. She later revealed how she’d been bullied as a child and incorrectly diagnosed with a learning disability.
Type 2 diabetes
From her first audition on the TV show she experienced overnight success and went on to sell over 19 million records around the world. Her first album ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ became the UK’s best-selling debut album of all time.
Susan was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and doctors told her it could threaten her ability to perform live, according to an article in the Daily Express.
Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body doesn’t produce enough insulin to function properly, or the body’s cells don’t react to insulin.
Stopped eating cakes
The Scottish singer, who still lives in her childhood home, has been living a healthier lifestyle free of sugar ever since she received the worrying diagnosis.
Susan told The Mirror newspaper at the time: “I need to stop eating sweeties and cakes. It’s the bane of my life.”
She recently revealed she had lost 28 pounds and looks incredible.
“I’m feeling a lot better now. I had moments where I needed help, and I reached out and I got the help I needed,” she told U.K. TV presenter Lorraine Kelly.
‘The ones people tend to ignore’
The singing sensation gave fans a treat in January last year when she appeared on “America’s Got Talent: The Champions.”
She told viewers, “(I’m) a champion for those who don’t have the confidence to do things and don’t have a voice; the ones people tend to ignore. I feel like I’m a champion for them.”
Millions continue to be inspired by the unlikely star that is Susan Boyle and we’re so happy she’s successfully focused on her health.
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