By Mike Bruno
Updated June 01, 2009 at 02:27 PM EDT
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Hours after falling to second place in the Britain’s Got Talent finals, Susan Boyle was taken by ambulance to a London clinic under police escort for treatment of exhaustion, according to People.com. Britain’s Got Talent producers released the following statement to EW: “Following Saturday night’s show, Susan is exhausted and emotionally drained. She has been seen by her private GP who supports her decision to take a few days out for rest and recovery.” The British press has reported that the singer was angry and upset after her defeat in the finals on Saturday night, though in public she appeared gracious, praising the dance troupe, Diversity, who won the competition. Boyle will reportedly be taking some time off to rest following the whirlwind media infatuation with the Scottish singer, who became an overnight celebrity thanks to the YouTube video of her audition performance, which has received some 90 million views since it debuted in April.

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