This week the Scottish singer learned one of the perils of being world famous: you can't live a normal life again, ever.
At the weekend Boyle reportedly tried to disguise herself on a trip to the cinema but she still got recognized by her ardent fans.
Although she tried wearing a large hat to avoid being spotted, the ploy didn't work and she was soon found out. An onlooker told the press: 'As disguises go, it was up there with something out of The Pink Panther. It didn't work at all.'
Boyle put on a disguise when she went to see The Blind Side on Wednesday - but was still mobbed.