Irish singer Sinead O’Connor has posted a series of unsettling messages on her Facebook page, the last of which indicated she was willing to take her own life.
O’Connor posted a disturbing note on her page last night, claiming that her ongoing struggles with her family had pushed her to the edge and she had overdosed in an Irish hotel where she was staying under a fake name.
She wrote “This week has broken me. The withholding of my babies from me without any sound reason by their fathers, Frank and Donal, and by Jake and the rest of my family, is a horrific set of betrayals. And has been going on since I had my surgery. The last two nights finished me off. I have taken an overdose. There is no other way to get respect.”
Police has since confirmed that O’Connor has been found safe and is receiving treatment.
Gardaí at Pearce St station have confirmed that singer Sinead O’Connor has been located “safe and sound” and is getting medical assistance.
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O’Connor has faced a tough couple of months, following having a hysterectomy in August and an ongoing custody battle with ex-husband Donal Lunny for her 11 year old son Shane. This is not the first time O’Connor has faced suicidal thoughts. She revealed to Oprah in 2007 that she had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and had considered taking her life on her 33rd birthday in 1999. In 2012 O’Connor turned to Twitter in distress after allegedly trying to take her life.
Of course this isn’t the first instance of suicide and mental health raising its head in the music industry. If you or someone you know isn’t feeling well be sure to get some help. BeyondBlue, Headspace and Lifeline all offer great services.