“I fought like crazy to get back on stage”

Boyle, who shot to fame on 2009’s ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, surprised fans with a performance in the season 4 finale that aired on Sunday

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Susan Boyle is candid about her health.

The Scottish singer, who became famous thanks to England has an incredible talent in 2009, made a surprise appearance for the Season 4 finale that aired on Sunday. Following her performance, Boyle revealed that she suffered a stroke last year.

She joined the cast of West End’s Wretched to sing “I Dreamed a Dream,” the very song that catapulted her to fame when she first appeared on the competition show.

“It’s awesome,” Boyle, 62, said of her performance. “It’s very special for me actually because last April I suffered a small stroke.”

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She continued, “I fought like crazy to get back on stage. And I did.”

Show creator and lead judge Simon Cowell praised Boyle for his bravery after giving an update on his health. “Susan, we owe you so much and I knew you weren’t well, but if anyone came back, you would come back because it wouldn’t be the same without you,” Cowell, 63, said.

The “Wild Horses” singer also opened up about his comeback on social media. She shared photos from the big night on her Instagram. “Tonight I had the privilege of returning to @bgt and performing with the wonderful cast of @lesmizofficial,” she wrote. “Tonight was even more special for me because in April 2022 I had a stroke.”

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“Over the past year I have worked so hard to regain my speech and my singing, with the sole aim of being able to sing on stage again and tonight my hard work and perseverance has paid off, in singing the song that started it all, ‘I Dreamed A Dream’…” she finished her post.

According to the Mayo Clinic, a stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted or reduced. Symptoms of a stroke include, but are not limited to, headaches, paralysis, difficulty speaking and understanding what other people are saying.

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