According to the U.K. Sun, Reed denied Boyle the chance to sing his 1972 classic from "Transformer," the singer/songwriter's second solo album after parting ways with Velvet Underground. A source said Reed's reason for the last-minute rejection was that he "didn't like" Boyle.
Says an insider of Boyle, "She had flown to America to do this and was very excited. Her version of the song was perfect. You could tell she was upset. It's very disappointing for her."
Unprepared for the rejection by Reed, Boyle reportedly left the set of "Got Talent" in tears and flew back to London this morning.