Veteran singer Meat Loaf is "legitimately worried" about Susan Boyle - he fears the Scottish sensation is too "fragile" to survive in the music industry.
The 62-year-old rocker has enjoyed a lengthy career in the spotlight, with recording credits stretching over 40 years.
Meat Loaf admits he has become a big fan of Boyle since she shot to fame on TV contest Britain's Got Talent last year (09), but he's worried she hasn't got the stamina to stay in the public eye.
Boyle was admitted to a rehab clinic in London shortly after the TV show ended to be treated for exhaustion and she hit headlines again when she was snapped sobbing and sucking her thumb following a promotional event in New York in November (09). She most recently sparked fears for her health after she collapsed at a London airport in February (10), and Meat Loaf is adamant fame is having a negative impact on the singer's life.
He says, "I'm legitimately worried about her. Is she OK? She seems so fragile. How far can Susan Boyle go? I don't know."
And the singer would relish the chance to have a chat with Boyle's mentor, Britain's Got Talent judge Simon Cowell, to help him understand the pressure of life on the stage.
He adds, "I wanna talk to him really bad and say, 'You have really good instincts but you've never walked on stage before in your life.' before you start telling somebody what to do, you have to understand the principals of the stage."