Susan Boyle revealed that she suffered a stroke in 2022 after her recent appearance on Britain’s Got Talent on Sunday, June 4.
The Scottish singer was on hand to perform her signature song, “I Dreamed a Dream,” from Les Misérables for the show’s season finale with the cast of the West End’s production of the classic musical.
The song catapulted Boyle to fame in 2009 when she sang it on the third season of Britain’s Got Talent and ended up in second place before releasing her debut album of the same title, which became Britain’s best-selling debut album of all time.
The hosts of the show, Dec Donnelly and Ant McPartlin, asked Boyle how it felt to be back on the stage that started it all.
“It feels great. It is extra special for me actually because last April there, I suffered a minor stroke,” she shared, per E! Online.
She added triumphantly, “I have fought like crazy to get back on stage. And I have done it.”
In an Instagram post on Sunday (June 4), Boyle revealed, “This evening was even more special for me as in April of 2022, I had a stroke. For the past year, I have worked so hard to get my speech and singing back, with the sole aim of being able to sing on stage again & tonight, my hard work & perseverance paid off, singing the song that started it all, ‘I Dreamed A Dream’…”
Fans flooded the comments with words of support and love.
“SO GLAD YOU RECOVERED WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH. Sending you so much love!” one fan wrote in the comments.
Another said, “Forever a fan Susan you have blessed us with your beautiful voice and self. May your health continue to improve and happiness always.”
During the Britain’s Got Talent finale, judge Simon Cowell told Boyle, “Susan, we owe you so much, and I knew you weren’t well. But if anyone was going to come back, you were going to come back because we wouldn’t be the same without you.”