Fans of Sinead O’Connor can breathe a small sigh of relief since Sinead has been found by police after posting a suicide note on Facebook that went viral. According to the Daily Mail, the 48-year-old Sinead has been found by police, and O’Connor is getting treatment after Sinead’s Facebook suicide note sent fans into a frenzy to help her be found before it was too late.
In the Facebook suicide note that Sinead posted to Facebook at approximately 12 p.m. noon ET on Sunday, November 29, O’Connor wrote that she’d taken an overdose and that she was somewhere in a hotel in Ireland. More than 6,300 comments have poured into the Facebook post about O’Connor wanting to take her own life, with folks posting messages of support and other comments harkening back to Sinead’s controversial days of ripping up a photo of the Pope. According to the Guardian, Sinead decided to rip up the photo after seeing Bob Geldof tear up a photo of Grease stars. O’Connor did the same, but ripped up a photo of John Paul II. It was a move that caused lots of controversy.
“There is only so much any woman can be expected to bear. What was done to me this week was appalling cruelty… 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.”
Overall, fans of Sinead have been really supportive in their comments on O’Connor’s Facebook page, with some urging Sinead to get her hormones tested after having her ovaries removed, as O’Connor wrote in the suicide post. The mother of four reportedly underwent a hysterectomy in August — and she wrote about crying and howling for weeks in pain.
According to authorities, Sinead has been on suicide watch for the past two weeks — therefore, the suicide note on Facebook seems like a loud cry for help from the woman who has confessed to struggling with mental health issues in the past.
“This week has broken me. The withholding of my babies from me without any sound reason by their fathers… 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.”
Sinead was best known for the song “Nothing Compares 2 U,” which was written by Prince. When O’Connor appeared on the Arsenio Hall Show in 1991, Sinead admitted that there was some kind of brouhaha with Prince when Sinead met Prince after she did the cover of his song, as seen in the below video. It was a fact that she repeated in the below interview about the song years later.
In the suicide note on Facebook, Sinead wrote about feeling invisible.
“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 s*** just when I’ve had my womb and ovaries chopped out and my child is frighteningly sick.”
Sinead has caused controversy ever since stepping on the worldwide stage and not acting nor speaking like a typical pop star. Sinead was concerned about wars and world hunger, and the greediness of the music industry. When O’Connor performed “Irish Ways and Irish Laws” after her flirty interview with Arsenio, it proved her depth of thought. Sinead touched on the controversy with Prince during the interview, and mentioned she didn’t want to give him any further publicity due to their fracas.
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