Susan Boyle has announced she suffered a minor stroke which left her worried she would be unable to perform.
The 62-year-old shared the news during an appearance on Britain’s Got Talent.
She admitted it was “crazy” to be back on stage so soon, having suffered the stroke last April.
The singer appeared on the show’s final to mark 14 years since she appeared in the talent contest in 2009.
She performed I Dreamed A Dream alongside the cast of Les Miserables.
She spoke to presenters Ant and Dec who said: “Susan, it is so lovely to see you, welcome.
“It’s hard to believe that you appeared on this show in 2009, 14 years ago.
“How does it feel to be back at BGT?”
She responded that it felt “great” to be back and said: “It’s extra special for me actually, last April there, I suffered a minor stroke and I thought it’d be crazy to be back on stage and I have done it.”
Judge Simon Cowell said: “Susan, we owe you so much. I knew you weren’t well but if anyone was going to come back, you were going to come back, it wouldn’t be the same without you.”
STV News has contacted Susan Boyle’s team for comment.
Elsewhere, Norwegian comedian Viggo Venn, who “captured the heart of the nation” with his high-vis inspired routines, was been crowned the 2023 winner.
Venn, who said at his first audition that he wanted to become a British comedian, scooped the £250,000 prize, as well as a spot on the bill at the Royal Variety Performance.