Susan Boyle admitted to the Priory

Britain's Got Talent runner up and global internet phenomenon Susan Boyle was admitted to the Priory clinic over weekend according to reports in a number of tabloids and broadsheets this morning.

Following Saturday's final, the 48-year-old is alleged to have been acting strangely in the central London hotel where she was staying prompting staff to call the police. Boyle was later brought to the celebrity rehab clinic in north London by ambulance.

Scotland Yard released a statement regarding the incident: "Police were called at approximately 6pm to a central London hotel to 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."

While Britain's Got Talent judge Piers Morgan told GMTV that Boyle was "essentially fine", her former voice coach ,Fred O'Neill, described what has happened to the volunteer church worker as "a tragedy".

"It's such a tragic situation, a woman who really just loves to sing, an innocent woman really, who is just caught up in this fame game," O'Neil told BBC Breakfast. "I just hope that whatever fame that she has got out of this will eventually bring her some happiness. Obviously at the present time it is not."

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