The Scottish singer was reportedly taken by ambulance to the Priory Clinic in London. A representative for the TV talent search said on Sunday she had been told by her doctor to take a few days out for rest and recovery. "Following Saturday night's show Susan is exhausted and emotionally drained," says the spokesperson
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Over 18 million people tuned in to see dance group Diversity take the Britain's Got Talent crown in the show's grand final
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Britain's Got Talent sensation Susan Boyle has been taken to a London clinic with exhaustion after coming second in the grand final of the TV star search.
The 48-year-old church worker was taken by ambulance to the Priory Clinic in Southgate, north London, escorted by police, reports the Sun newspaper.
A Scotland Yard representative said: "Police were called at approximately 6pm to a central London hotel by doctors assessing a woman under the Mental Health Act.
"Police and ambulance attended. The woman was taken voluntarily by ambulance to a clinic. At the request of doctors, police accompanied the ambulance."
After dance group Diversity took first place in the programme's culmination - watched by 18 million viewers - it emerged Susan would be taking time off on the advice of a doctor.
"Following Saturday night's show Susan is exhausted and emotionally drained," said a Britain's Got Talent spokesperson. "She has been seen by her by her private GP who supports her decision to take a few days out for rest and recovery. We offer her our ongoing support and wish her a speedy recovery."
Industry experts estimated that despite Susan's shock loss she stands to make £8 million in the coming years from album sales, TV and magazine deals and an autobiography. She will reportedly sign a multi-million pound deal with Simon Cowell, who said: "She's got a massive future ahead of her."
There were also claims the middle aged star missed out on the £100,000 top prize as supporters did not bother to vote because they just assumed she would win.