London: Singing sensation Susan Boyle is apparently suffering a cash crisis, after her management restricted her ability to withdraw her earnings.
The singer is living on just 300 pounds a week, despite a 10-million-pound royalties pot, guarded by her managers.
Boyle is not allowed to withdraw extra cash from the bank and she cannot even buy furniture for her new home.
The ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ superstar cannot use a credit card; she is forced to shop for dresses at Tesco and travel by bus.
“When Susan realised she can’t just walk into a bank and take out her own money she had a fit because she thought she was down to her last few quid,” the 49-year-old singer’s brother Gerry Boyle said.
“Her millions are ring-fenced but Susan has no concept of money. She was extremely distressed. She lives in fear of losing everything and returning to her old life before she made it big,” he added.
All of the cash earned by the Scottish singer is locked away, invested by her paid professional management team - Andy Stephens, Ossie Killkenny and lawyer Kirsty Foy, one of Susan’s nieces.
Although, Boyle has bought a 300,000-pound, five-bedroom house, she was not able to move in as she didn’t have the cash to furnish it.
“Susan said to me, ‘I’ve been told I get £300 a week because I’m a novice. I don’t have the money to go and buy the furniture,’” News Of The World quoted Gerry as saying.
The Boyle management sources said that her allowance is just 300 pounds a week but she could have more at any time if she wanted.
They also said that they are trying to help Boyle furnish her new house and, quizzed on security.