Five days after Sinead O’Connor posted an alarming video on her Facebook page in which she opened up about her loneliness and her mental illness, a status update was posted on her page assuring fans the singer was “not suicidal.”
“Hi everybody, I am posting at Sinead’s request, to let everyone who loves her know she is safe, and she is not suicidal,” the status update that was posted late Monday read. “She is surrounded by love and receiving the best of care. She asked for this to be posted knowing you are concerned for her. I won’t respond to any questions, so please understand. I hope this comforts those of you were concerned.”
Last Thursday, the “Nothing Compares 2 U” singer posted a video to her Facebook page that had many of her fans worried. Speaking from a motel in New Jersey, O’Connor told her followers, “If it was just for me I’d be gone. Straight away back to my mum … because I’ve walked this earth alone for two years now as punishment for being mentally f—– ill and getting angry that no one would f—— take care of me.”
“I’m now living in a Travelodge motel in the arse-end of New Jersey,” O’Connor said. “I’m all by myself. And there’s absolutely nobody in my life except my doctor, my psychiatrist, the sweetest man on earth, who says I’m his hero, and that’s about the only f—— thing keeping me alive at the moment . . . and that’s kind of pathetic.”
She added, “And the people who are supposed to be be loving you and taking care of you are treating you like s—.”
In 2015, the singer called her relatives “child stealing murderers” and threatened suicide while claiming she had taken an overdose. Police in Dublin, Ireland, later confirmed that O’Connor, 48, had been “found safe and well” and was receiving medical treatment.
But in the 12-minute Facebook video from last week, O’Connor worried fans even more when she said, “I have been wanting to go for two f—– years. I’m a 5’4” little f—– woman wandering the world for two years by myself,” she said. “Nobody in my f—– life … It’s a crime and it should not be acceptable to any man that knows me or claims to love and care about me.”
A representative for O’Connor could not be reached for comment.
“I just want to make this video so you all could see what the f– it’s like,” she said about mental illness. “It’s the stigma that’s killing people, not the mental f— illnesses.”
Watch her video below.
Posted by Sinead O'Connor on Thursday, August 3, 2017