SUSAN Boyle says being treated for exhaustion was the “most frightening experience” of her life.
The Scottish singing sensation was treated at The Priory clinic after failing to win TV talent show Britain’s Got Talent in 2009 and admits she felt isolated at the London facility.
“I was exhausted, I needed somewhere to go to recuperate … everybody knows that I went to The Priory,” she said.
“It was a bit of a scare, a scary time for me, being in a place like that. Although very therapeutic for some people, for people like me it was very scary.
“I thought, ‘I’ve nobody here I know, where’s my family? Where’s my friends? Do I have anybody left?’ I wasn’t allowed to see a television, or make a phone call. ‘Where was everybody?’ I just felt as though I’d been dumped, it was probably the most frightening experience I’d been through.
“I felt that the dream was over. A bit of a nightmare, but, a turning point. For two days I was thinking about myself, what my position was, was I stable? I knew I was, I was just tired.”
The Wild Horses singer also admitted she has a terrible temper, likening herself to giant green comic book character the Incredible Hulk.
“I have got a temper, I’m like the Incredible Hulk!” she said.
“It is a defence mechanism it was my way of dealing with a whole load of tension, I was channelling it into the wrong things. I was letting off fire at everybody and I really shouldn’t have been doing that.
“I think most of the time I was tired. I’ve learned to control that now.”
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