Fans of BGT sensation Susan Boyle were disappointed when she failed to appear to sing the closing number at the musical about her remarkable life story, I Dreamed a Dream.
However, they were furious when, having claimed Susan was too ill to take to the stage, it was revealed that she was spotted eating in a restaurant with friends just hours earlier.
Susan was spotted by fans at an Italian restaurant, which just five minutes away from His Majesty’s Theatre where the musical – which stars Elaine C Smith – played.
Of Susan’s no show at the musical, fan Karen Orchard told the Scottish Sun, “The audience was very angry.
“There was no announcement, no signs or anything…
“People had spent a lot of money and some were thinking about asking for refunds.
“I had bought tickets for my mum as a Christmas gift and I only bought them because we thought she was going to perform at the end.”
However, a friend of Susan’s claimed that she was forced to pull out of the performance after suffering “projectile vomiting” in her dressing room.
The source said, “We’re talking projectile vomiting. It was dreadful.
“She had no choice but to head back to her hotel. She couldn’t have gone on stage.”
The manager of the restaurant, Michael Wyatt, said, “There was absolutely nothing wrong with her.
“She was in good spirits and she posed for a photo with me and gave me a £10 tip. She was very nice.
“She told me she was about to go and sing. She was excited about it. I was genuinely surprised when I heard she’d not gone on.”
Susan’s spokeswoman last night confirmed that the singer was hit by a “health issue” on Thursday.
She said, “It happened just before the second half. There was no time to make an announcement. She’s feeling much better now.”
And a spokeswoman for His Majesty’s Theatre said, “Susan did perform at the matinee, but not the evening one.”