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    Boyle Blames Latest No-Shows on Exhaustion, Not Kitty Cravings

    Susan Boyle, Britain's Got Talent ITV

    Dreaming the dream has proven tiring work for Susan Boyle.

    The stressed-out Britain's Got Talent runner-up has scrapped two more appearances on the show's U.K. tour, skipping last night's performance in Liverpool and today's show in Cardiff, Wales. And, her rep insists, it was because of exhaustion and feline-related.

    "She would love to be able to perform every single evening but she is aware of what she can and can't do," her rep says in a statement. "I feel sorry for her because she doesn't want to let people down but also she needs to have a rest."

    The publicist took pains to shoot down British tabloid reports claiming Boyle was a no-show because she was hysterical and homesick for her cat, Pebbles.

    The spinster-turned-YouTube sensation spent five days in a London clinic following an anxiety attack after her loss on the Talent contest.

    For those tallying at home, Boyle, 48, has missed four of the nine scheduled dates so far on the 21-show tour.

    She previously scrapped matinee and evening performances last Sunday in Manchester, provoking boos from the audience when a video montage was shown in lieu of her live renditions of "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Misérables and "Memory" from Cats.

    She did rally for performances in Birmingham and her native Scotland, getting rousing ovations from crowds in Edinburgh and Glasgow earlier this week.

    The trek wraps up July 5, and, if she's well enough, judge Piers Morgan has invited her to pop in on the fourth season of the U.S. edition of America's Got Talent, kicking off Tuesday on NBC.


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