Susan Boyle forced to cancel UAE show days after Asperger's announcement
Singer Susan Boyle has cancelled her Abu Dhabi concert this weekend.
The Scottish superstar was due to perform at Zayed Cricket Stadium on Friday December 13, but has been forced to pull out of the show due to ‘logistical production difficulties that prevented the show from going ahead at this time’.
A statement from her management company said: “AUH Live and Susan Boyle’s Management sincerely regret to announce the cancellation of Susan Boyle’s show at the Zayed Cricket Stadium. We’d like to thank you for your support in promoting the concert so far. We truly appreciate it.”
The news comes just days after it emerged the 52-year-old was suffering with Asperger’s syndrome, a disorder that affects an individual’s social and communication skills.
Speaking to British newspaper The Guardian, she said this week: “Some articles have said I have brain damage. It’s been something else. I have always known that I have had an unfair label put upon me. Asperger’s doesn’t define me. It’s a condition that I have to live with and work through, but I feel more relaxed about myself. People will have a greater understanding of who I am and why I do the things I do.”
She added: “I am not strong on my own. When I have the support of people around me, I am fine. I made a promise to my mum that I would do something with my life. Spiritually, she’s with me all the time. She has had a word with someone upstairs, because I wouldn’t have had this otherwise. There has been some sort of intervention in some way. I do feel that.”
Boyle became an overnight sensation in 2009. Nearly 700 million YouTube views and 20 million album sales later, she is coming to the UAE.