Meat Loaf Fears For Boyle

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Veteran singer Meat Loaf is "legitimately worried" about Susan Boyle - he fears the Scottish sensation is too "fragile" to survive in the music industry.
The 62-year-old rocker has enjoyed a lengthy career in the spotlight, with recording credits stretching over 40 years.
Meat Loaf admits he has become a big fan of Boyle since she shot to fame on TV contest Britain's Got Talent last year (09), but he's worried she hasn't got the stamina to stay in the public eye.
Boyle was admitted to a rehab clinic in London shortly after the TV show ended to be treated for exhaustion and she hit headlines again when she was snapped sobbing and sucking her thumb following a promotional event in New York in November (09). She most recently sparked fears for her health after she collapsed at a London airport in February (10), and Meat Loaf is adamant fame is having a negative impact on the singer's life.
He says, "I'm legitimately worried about her. Is she OK? She seems so fragile. How far can Susan Boyle go? I don't know."
And the singer would relish the chance to have a chat with Boyle's mentor, Britain's Got Talent judge Simon Cowell, to help him understand the pressure of life on the stage.
He adds, "I wanna talk to him really bad and say, 'You have really good instincts but you've never walked on stage before in your life.' before you start telling somebody what to do, you have to understand the principals of the stage."


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I urge the Boyle brothers to compose themselves. Susan’s original Scottish voice coach, Fred O’Neil, told New Zealander, Ewing Stevens, on Radio Live NZ on September 08, 2009 that Susan’s brothers’ statements regarding Susan’s “learning disability” provide a rather “contentious topic of discussion”. O’Neil says that Susan is intellectually acute, and that she is a very bright individual with a marvelous sense of humor. He continues that is very sensitive, but that he does not recognize the picture of someone who is slow or unintelligent. O’Neil goes further and states that O’Neil, himself, sees Susan as “a very intelligent woman, a very bright woman. She is not at all a slow minded woman. I don’t mean that to be in any way offensive to anyone who is; but Susan doesn’t fit that bill…She can become very emotional with situations, and she’s very sensitive. But I do not recognize the picture of someone who is slow or unintelligent or has difficulty in any way of understanding anything because, really, she is a very bright and very, very intelligent woman…And she is a very witty woman, and I think that sometimes people don’t keep up with this brightness of her wit, you know, and she’s a step ahead of you, and she’s…If I can just go into my own life and tell you of something that Susan helped me with [to illustrate Susan’s great quality of perception] …”I urge all interested readers to go to and type in “Susan Boyle's old singing coach Fred O'Neil on RadioLive, NZ”, to listen to the entire New Zealand radio recording. O’Neil tells a very poignant personal story to illustrate Susan’s great quality of perception. Listen at about 3:48 mins. to about 5:45 mins (and even more to hear the remainder of O’Neil’s verbal picture of Susan).
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