NEW YORK -- Five years after her musical breakthrough, Susan Boyle says she's feeling confident and comfortable -- and ready to launch her first U.S. tour.
The 53-year-old will hit the road in October on a 21-date trek. Boyle said she hadn't been ready to take on the tour after her pop culture moment in 2009.
"I didn't have the confidence. I didn't have the right experience, but I feel more ready now, and I really can't wait," she said Thursday.
Boyle revealed last year that she had been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism.
-- The Associated Press