Sinead O’Connor threatened to commit suicide in a disturbing post on Facebook Sunday in which she claimed to have taken an overdose.
“I have taken an overdose. There is no other way to get respect. I am not at home, I’m at a hotel, somewhere in ireland, under another name,” the Irish singer wrote in the 450-word letter.
“If I wasn’t posting this, my kids and family wouldn’t even find out. Was dead for another fortnight since none of them bother their hole with me for a minute.”
Police in Dublin, Ireland, later confirmed that O’Connor, 48, had been “found safe and well” and was receiving medical treatment, according to the Telegraph.
Without revealing exactly what had pushed her over the edge, O’Connor claimed: “There is only so much any woman can be expected to bear. What was done to me this week was appalling cruelty,” and proceeded to blame her family members and friends by name.
She referenced her son, Jake, and ex-boyfriend Irish musician Donal Lunny, the father of her youngest son, Shane, whom she is not allowed to see.
The mother of four has spoken candidly in the past about her mental health issues, as she suffers from from bipolar disorder and has been hospitalized on several occasions.
“I’m invisible. I don’t matter a shred to anyone,” the “Nothing Compares 2 U” singer went on to write. “No one has come near me. I’ve died a million times already with the pain of it.”
O’Connor received an outpouring of support from Facebook followers following the dark note, with many begging her to stay strong or offering their love and support.
She recently canceled her 2015 summer concert tour because she was “suffering from exhaustion due to an existing not resolved medical situation and she has been advised by the doctor to stop any activity and rest. Because of this she is completely unable to travel and to perform,” according to a statement issued at the time by her booking agent.
Read the full Facebook post below.
There is only so much any woman can be expected to bear. What was done to me this week was appalling cruelty. By my husband, my family, by St Pats and by An Gardai Siochana, by my son, Jake and by Donal Lunny and Angela singleton, by my son’s girlfriend, his friends… after everything I’ve been put through and been forced to go through alone .. And punished for having to go through since I had the surgery on August 26th. Or since Shane became unwell in March, 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. I am not at home, I’m at a hotel, somewhere in ireland, under another name.
If I wasn’t posting this, my kids and family wouldn’t even find out. Was dead for another fortnight since none of them bother their hole with me for a minute. I could have been dead here for weeks already and they’d never have known. Because apparently I’m scum and deserve to be abandoned and treated like shit just when I’ve had my womb and ovaries chopped out and my child is frighteningly sick. I’m such a rotten horrible mother and Person, that I’ve been alone. Howling crying for weeks. And been told by them all t go fuck myself. I’m invisible. I don’t matter a shred to anyone. No one has come near me. I’ve died a million times already with the pain of it. So yeah.. Strangers like me.. But my family don’t value me at all. They wouldn’t know if I was dead until weeks from now if I wasn’t fucking informing them now.
well done guys, you’ve finally got rid of me. Sorry the penny didn’t drop sooner. I’m an idiot. When you planned to get me away from my babies did you plan for me losing my mind over it? It being the final straw? For how you’re gonna explain why I died? Make sure you tell the truth. BARRY.. THEY WONT. YOURE THE ONLY ONE WHO KNOWS ME OR THE TRUTH. PLEASE STAND FOR ME AND TELL IT. i can’t play twister. My children don’t care if I live r die anyway. Neither do their dads. Everyone is better off. Never ever do this to a woman again. Let this be your lesson. I survived it when John waters did it.. I can’t survive Jake doing it.