Susan Boyle reveals epilepsy struggle
Vocal sensation Susan Boyle has opened up about her struggle with epilepsy.
The talented songstress told Daily Mail's Weekend magazine that both her childhood and teenage years were significantly affected by the neurological condition and she hasn't really spoken out about it much since:
"I was protected in cotton wool. They (parents) thought they were doing the right thing. They called me touchy. At school I used to faint a lot. It's something I've never talked about. I had epilepsy. People in the public eye don't have things like that. All through my childhood they'd say epilepsy is to do with mental function. And now I realise it's not. I was up against all those barriers. It wasn't easy."
"At school I was hyperactive which meant I cried easily. I had a slight disability. I was vulnerable. Easily annoyed. And showed my feelings. I was Miss Piggy. I used to drive my parents mad. And this disability label was put on me, very unfairly."
Watch Boyle's performance of 'Enjoy The Silence' from Children In Need below:
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