Sinead O’Connor posted a 12-minute long video on Facebook, telling the world that she’s suicidal. She also revealed that she has been living in a motel in New Jersey and that she is all alone. You can watch the video in full above.
“I am now living in a Travelodge motel in the a**e end of New Jersey. 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***ing thing keeping me alive at the moment… and that’s kind of pathetic. I want everyone to know what it’s like, that’s why I’m making this video. Mental illness, it’s like drugs, it doesn’t give a s*** who you are, and equally what’s worse, it’s the stigma, it doesn’t give a s*** who you are. Suddenly all the people who are supposed to be loving you and taking care of you are treating you like s***. It’s like a witch hunt,” O’Connor says through tears.
A short time later, an update was posted to O’Connor’s Facebook page, ensuring everyone that she is okay and that she is “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. 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,” the Facebook update read.
This is not the first time that O’Connor has openly talked about wanting to end her life and her struggle with mental illness. According to Page Six, the “Nothing Compares 2 U” singer has admitted to trying to commit suicide three times.
O’Connor has four children, Roisin Waters, Shane Lunny, Yeshua Bonadio, and Jake Reynolds. She has been married and divorced four times and talked about custody battles with her exes in the emotional video.