Susan Boyle has certainly had her ups and downs during her first year of stardom. And like most new celebrities to the game, she’s enjoyed her success at a price. Susan has been hospitalized more than once for exhaustion and anxiety, and has seemed to be on pins and needles as of late.
Boyle’s brothers have now stepped forward to voice their concern about their now-famous sister, and how she’s handled her rise to the top. "The traveling and the whole [fame] thing is exhausting. She still has her anxieties and her loneliness," her brother Gerry tells People.
Her other brother John believes Susan shouldn’t be left by herself at all. He adds, "She needs 24-hour care. She needs to be looked after."
He’s perhaps referring to the recent break-in at Boyles home. Since then, Susan has installed a new security system at the house. And her friend Lorraine Campbell ensures that Boyle has someone to turn to when the going gets rough.
She says, "She knows she can come up to me anytime. If she's upset, she'll stay the night. Security would bring her up to my house. I take her home in the morning. Susan stayed with me a week ago. Nighttime is a lonely time for her."
Poor SuBo! It just goes to show that fame isn’t the cure-all for problems! We’re glad to hear she has family and close friends that still watch over her.