Susan Boyle: Targeted by stalker
Susan Boyle is reportedly being targeted by a stalker.
According to her older brother Gerry, the 49-year-old Britain's Got Talent star has been harassed by a fan who managed to obtain her phone number.
Gerry told the New of the World: "He is calling Susan and pretending to be me or other relatives. It's been going on for a while. Susan knows who I am when I get on the phone. She never mistakes me for him.
"There are some weird people around. But this one is stalking her and has got her number. It is serious. Stalkers can become dangerous."
The 55-year-old added that his sister will not arrange increased security, although the situation has worried family members. He also drew comparisons between Susan and John Lennon, who was killed by Mark Chapman outside his New York apartment building.
"Our family have very serious reservations about whether she has enough security at the moment. She needs protection or it's a matter of time."
A source close to Simon Cowell told the newspaper: "Simon has always wanted the best security for Susan. If there is concern for her safety because of a stalker, he would encourage everyone to ensure it is resolved."