Is the pressure getting to Susan Boyle?
According to British reports, police intervened after the "Britain's Got Talent" finalist, 48, cussed out two strangers in front of guests in the lobby of the Wembley Plaza Hotel in North London on Wednesday.
Boyle -- the Scottish singing sensation who won over millions with a YouTube performance of "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Miserables and advanced to the finals last weekend with her rendition of "Memory" from Cats -- was overheard yelling: "How f--- dare you! You can't f--- talk to me like that."
Police officers who were stationed at the hotel then approached Boyle and asked if there was a problem. She shouted, "Of course, there's a f--- problem."
In tears, Boyle then stormed off, as her family, production staff and police quickly followed. No arrests were made, and Boyle went back to her room after the incident.
A rep for Boyle tells London's "The Times" that the incident was caused by a pesky reporter.
"A journalist from a tabloid paper provoked her, the police just happened to be at the hotel and escorted said journalist out after making sure Susan was OK," the spokesperson told the paper.
It wasn't Boyle's only outburst.
According to London's "Daily Mail," the singer lost her cool Tuesday after judge Piers Morgan praised rival singer Shaheen Jafargholi, 12, on "Britain's Got Talent."
After Piers told the boy he was "the best singing performance we've seen so far," Boyle -- who was watching the show on the hotel bar's TV -- was overheard yelling "f--- off" before making an obscene gesture at the screen and storming off.
The paper reports that the incident was witnessed by several stunned hotel guests. (Her rep denies the report, insisting that Boyle left the hotel bar before Shaheen was even shown.)
On CBS' "The Early Show" Thursday, "Britain's Got Talent"'s Morgan said he's "feeling more supportive" of Boyle "today than I was before, because I feel really sorry for Susan.
"From what I hear," he told co-anchor Maggie Rodriguez, "she's been in tears the last two days. She even threatened to leave the show yesterday at one stage, because of the sheer amount of pressure on her."
"And you have to remember with Susan, she's a 48-year-old lady from a tiny village in Scotland who has never been exposed to anything like this kind of attention. And I think she's really feeling the heat."
"The hotel she's in is crawling in tourists, crawling in the media. I think maybe she overreacted. I don't know what happened. She denies, apparently, some of the things that have been reported."
"But either way, I know she's feeling a lot of pressure, and I think that most people watching this show and hearing about this will feel natural sympathy toward her. And I just hope it all calms down for the final. Because, on Saturday, she sings for the competition."
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