Susan Boyle has confirmed the reason for her long absence from the spotlight

Renowned British vocalist Susan Boyle has disclosed a recent health setback, revealing that she experienced a minor stroke last year, casting uncertainty on her future performances.

As reported by the Daily Mirror, the 62-year-old, catapulted to international stardom following her remarkable stint on Britain’s Got Talent in 2009, returned to the acclaimed show this year for a captivating performance alongside the cast of Les Misérables.

In a poignant nod to her remarkable journey, Boyle delivered a heartfelt rendition of “I Dreamed A Dream”, the very song that marked her initial audition over a decade ago — earning a resounding standing ovation from the audience at the Eventim Apollo.

However, it was during a candid conversation with show hosts Ant and Dec backstage that Boyle shed light on a matter that has since garnered widespread attention.

Reflecting on her return to the limelight, Boyle revealed the reason behind her recent hiatus from the entertainment circuit, disclosing her ongoing battle with a significant health challenge.

Following her stirring performance, one of the hosts remarked on Boyle’s enduring presence since her 2009 debut, prompting her to share her sentiments on her BGT comeback.

Expressing her elation, Boyle remarked: “It feels great. It’s really good. It’s extra special for me actually, last April there, I suffered a minor stroke and I thought it’d be crazy to be back on stage and I have done it”.

Judge Simon Cowell commended Boyle’s resilience following her revelation, acknowledging his awareness of her health struggles.

While Boyle’s admirers were kept in the dark about her health ordeal, the singer, known for her guarded privacy offstage, chose to unveil her reason for withdrawing from the public eye last year during her recent appearance.

Despite her global acclaim, reports indicate that Boyle still resides in her childhood home in Blackburn, Scotland, a property she acquired in 2010.

Reflecting on her humble roots, Boyle shared with OK! magazine: “It’s best to be grounded and with your roots. It keeps you grounded and prevents you from saying things maybe you shouldn’t say”.

Witness Susan Boyle’s triumphant return to Britain’s Got Talent in the video provided below: