A day after becoming the Adam Lambert of British TV -- that is, coming in second on a TV talent contest that she was expected to win -- Susan Boyle was admitted to a private clinic after suffering what the London Sun said was an emotional breakdown. On Saturday's final telecast of Britain's Got Talent , Boyle's performance was eclipsed by a family group of dynamic street dancers who call themselves Diversity. In a message posted on his blog, BGT judge Piers Morgan commented, "I'm only sorry that the extraordinary tidal wave of publicity she attracted meant so many people got either bored or irritated by Boyle mania and decided not to vote for her as a result." Meanwhile British Prime Minister Gordon Brown disclosed during a TV interview this morning (Monday) that he had phoned Morgan and fellow judge Simon Cowell to inquire about Boyle's condition. "I hope Susan Boyle is OK because she is a really, really nice person and I think she will do well," Brown said.

01/06/2009