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Susan Boyle

Chokes on 'The View'

11/30/2010 3:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Susan Boyle clearly didn't realize her performance on "The View" this morning was LIVE ... and it led to one EXTREMELY awkward moment. 

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Boyle was belting out "O Holy Night" -- when she began coughing and backed away from the mic ... then asked the producer if she could start over ... all while the cameras continued to roll.

After several awkward seconds, Whoopi and Sherri swooped in and bailed her out.

Producers tell us Boyle will retape her performance for the West Coast.

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We've been seeing stuff like this from her since the start. She gets ill, she gets exhausted from touring, etc. She can't handle the rigors of being a world-famous singing star.

1425 days ago


I like her. She's a real person...and she can sing : )

1425 days ago


Unfortunately, I believe she was over come by the fog smoke that was being used. She is a very talented singer and the smoke can get to anyone.

1425 days ago


I agree she is talented, but does come off as a bit eccentric. Who cares, at least we know it wasn't a recorded lip synced version. Good for her.

1425 days ago


"when she began coughing and backed away from the mic"

TMZ, she did neither of these things. Its already entertaining, you dont need to lie to get us to watch it.

1425 days ago

Bubbles The Chimp    

She is about 14 minutes 59 seconds into her 15 minutes now. I can't see how someone with no music career, compared to the really famous singers who have sung since they were little, can be such a prima donna.

1425 days ago


Happens to the best of them ~ and Susan Boyle is right up there with the best of them. She has a GORGEOUS voice and handled this hiccup with aplomb ~ can't wait to hear her sing some more!

1425 days ago


TMZ, did you even watch what Sherri and Whoopie said after the performance? Sherri did not "bail her out" - she made it even worse by saying it was beautiful...obviously she was reading her cue card. Whoopie at least tried to address the frog in the throat.

1425 days ago


Dee Dee Russell ... Miss Boyle is learning disabled. She was deprived of adequate Oxygen at birth.... what is YOUR excuse?

1425 days ago


Bless her heart, don't laugh at her. And poor Whoopi who slipped on the way out to her. Susan has a beautiful voice. TMZ stop promoting hate and ridicule.

1425 days ago

big al    

what a freaking weirdo!

1425 days ago

Tall Blonde    

refreshing a REAL person... embrace it!!!

1425 days ago


I like her. I appreciate that she is real, doesn't lip sync, and truly relates to non-hollywood people. She isn't someone using her looks as a crutch to have a singing career or famous family to pave her way. She has real talent ... I thinkwe should be thankful there are still people like her getting signed. Can you imagine if every "live" show was Ke$ha or Ashlee Simpson?
Until you do it better... stop hating and simply appreciate.

1425 days ago

D. Smith    

Anyone would choke with all that smoke blowing up in their face.
Kudos to Susan.

1425 days ago

Linda E. MIze    

Susan, is a beautiful person with a beautiful voice, she is a gift from God, having a frog in your throat could happen to anybody, and she is not disabled she is a wonderful person and just as normal as anyone else, you go susan with you wonderful voice, and may God go with you as I know he is.

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