Susan Boyle is afraid she's broke, wants money for new furniture
International singing sensation Susan Boyle is having a meltdown over financial fears.
The quirky Scottish singer is reportedly upset because she has to live on a weekly allowance of around $750, has no credit cards, has to travel by bus and can't afford furniture for her new five-bedroom house.
Susan's brother Gerry Boyle tells the Daily Mail: "When Susan realized she can't just walk into a bank and take out her own money, she had a fit because she thought she was down to her last few quid. She was extremely distressed. She lives in fear of losing everything and returning to her old life before she made it big."
Although she's sold more than 8.5 million copies of her debut album "I Dreamed A Dream," all her earnings are controlled and invested by her management team.
Gerry, 55, reveals, "Susan said to me, 'I've been told I get £500 a week because I'm a novice. I don't have the money to go and buy the furniture'. She should be able to walk into a bank anywhere and say she wants £50,000 cash. That may not be advisable, but it would be HER choice because it's HER money."
"Susan doesn't look as if she's a successful international chart star," Gerry adds. "She should be riding high, developing her career, traveling the world. She shouldn't be worried about money when she has millions in the bank."
Watch this video of a 22-year-old Susan Boyle singing "The Way We Were."
Gerry thinks Susan also needs reassurance from her record company SyCo boss Simon Cowell, that her record deal is still safe. Cowell, by the way, has admitted that his initial snooty reaction to Susan made him hate himself.
Simon Cowell's company SyCo responded to the Daily Mail: "Finances are handled between artists and their management. We do not comment on such matters."
Sounds like she's become a British Britney Spears, with her life and finances tightly controlled by people (including some of her family) who don't think she's savvy or strong enough to handle things.
Should Susan be able to live it up a bit more and have control of the millions her singing talent has finally earned? After all, she's been poor her whole life and is now almost 50. What do you think?
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