Singer Susan Boyle skyrocketed to fame on “Britain’s Got Talent” in 2009 after her inspiring rendition of the famed show tune “I Dreamed a Dream” captured the hearts of millions.
But now, things aren’t going so well for the national treasure.Screenshot/Facebook
According to The Mirror, Boyle has been the target of a number of verbal and physical attacks in her hometown of Blackburn, Scotland.
Local witnesses said that a group of roughly 15 boys, “aged 16 to 18,” have been harassing the small town, where Boyle lives in a 5-bedroom home — and the singer is their biggest target.
Boyle has allegedly been subjected to a number of attacks, including one incident in which the boys hurled rocks at her as she cowered inside of a bus.
One witness told The Mirror:
“We were inside the bus and they were throwing stones, screaming and shouting things. Another time 10-15 of them were surrounding and throwing stuff.”
In another incident, Boyle was shopping at the local mall when she was verbally assaulted by teens.
According to Fox News, a bystander said:
“I was going inside the Mill Centre, Susan was walking out and they were all standing at the entrance and they said to her ‘Why don’t you get yourself a pair of glasses you ugly, old b***h.’ It’s horrendous.”
On a separate occasion, the troublemakers threw a flaming object at the “I Dreamed a Dream” singer. A witness told The Mirror:
“They lit a piece of paper and threw it at her face.”
One neighbor told The Mirror that the teens have been targeting “the most vulnerable” people in town, meaning Boyle, who suffers from the mild form of autism, is easy pickings:
“Since finding fame she has been getting hassle off the youngsters. They go up and down this road. You or I could handle it but with Susan’s condition it makes it harder.”
But according to Fox News, Boyle’s team is now doing something about the harassment. They’ve reached out to police to make sure the famed singer stays safe on the streets.
There’s no word whether any arrests have been made in connection with the harassment.