Susan Boyle's unlikely success story just got even more amazing, with the revelation that she was beaten and bullied as a child.

"You're looking at someone who would get the belt every day," the 'Britain's Got Talent' star told the Daily Mirror.

Boyle said she was tormented by classmates and beaten by teachers because of her learning disabilities. "I'm just a wee bit slower at picking things up than other people," she said. "So you get left behind in a system that just wants to rush on, you know? That was what I felt was happening to me."