'Susan Boyle will be assassinated just like John Lennon': Brother's fears after stalker break-in
Susan Boyle's brother fears his sister will be assassinated by a crazed fan, a day after a male stalker broke into the singer's home.
John Boyle said he was 'very upset' about the lack of security at his sister's council house in Scotland after the singer was confronted by an intruder on her stairs.
Susan had just flown back to Scotland from London where she had been helping to record the Help For Haiti single.
A teenage boy, believed to be about 15 or 16, ran out of the house in Blackburn, West Lothian, as she opened the front door on Tuesday night.
A shaken Susan spent the night at a friend's house, but returned home yesterday.
The star's 59-year-old brother said it was 'extremely worrying' that there had been a second security scare - on Christmas Day she discovered two strangers standing in her back garden, faces pressed against her kitchen window.
'This is the second time something has happened to Susan at her home and it is extremely worrying.
'Susan is a massive world star and needs better protection,' John told The Sun.
'You look at what happened to John Lennon in New York - it's really worrying.'
The former Beatle was shot in the back by crazed stalker Mark Chapman in New York in 1980. He is still in jail having been repeatedly denied parole.
Susan's brother took a swipe at the singer's management company saying they were 'too busy counting the money Susan has made them to consider her safety'.
But the Britain's Got Talent star said she would not be leaving her Blackburn council house.
She said: 'Everything is absolutely fine. It is concerning for everyone but it is really nothing to worry about. It is all under control. The police have been really good about it. Very excellent.'
Susan has so far resisted urges by her family to move to a home which is more suited to the security needs of an international star.
But sources say she is coming around to the idea of moving out of her childhood home and into a bigger property in the £750,000 to £1m bracket.
The 48-year-old church worker could easily afford the leap after her album I Dreamed A Dream spent six weeks at No.1 in the U.S. chart over the particularly lucrative Christmas period.
She became famous after her performance of a hit song from Les Miserables wowed the audience and judges on Britain's Got Talent last year.