Susan Boyle’s award-winning voice—made famous by the U.K. talent competition “Britain’s Got Talent”—has her neighbors complaining.
ABC News reports that the singer is facing a noise complaint for what her neighbors call “unbearable” singing in the middle of the night at her Blackburn, West Lothian, Scotland, home, where she’s been residing since before she rose to fame.
Theresa Miller and Paul Keaveney claim their famous neighbor plays unreasonably loud music while singing earsplitting renditions of hits like “Wild Horses” and “Unchained Melody.”
“It is so loud you can’t hear the telly,” Miller told the U.K.’s The Sun. “It’ll be on first thing in the morning or late at night and it’s absolutely blaring.”
The couple filed a complaint with the West Lothian Council against the star, 51, who apparently lives alone with her cat.
A rep for Boyle called the situation “old news,” saying the neighbors’ feud has been raging for years.
Miller stated that things became rough after Boyle returned to the home six months after buying an almost $500,000 villa across town. She made the lavish purchase following her second-place win on the reality TV competition in 2009.
“She was alright for a month or two, but then she went to America and totally changed,” Miller said. “I don’t hate her. I feel sorry for her.”
But members of Boyle’s circle claim that because she originally made calls to police complaining about noise from the couple’s home, the allegations against the singer are merely retaliation.
“These neighbors have been having almighty rows,” an insider said. “Susan has been forced to call the police several times as she has been concerned that they might hurt each other. She was scared.”
Another friend also defends Boyle by saying the chances she would be practicing in that house are slim. “She has her piano in what she calls her ‘posh house’ on the other side of town and does all her practice there,” the source says. “So it is very unlikely she would disturb these neighbors with her singing.”
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