Sinead O’Connor has written a series of new heartbreaking Facebook posts. This time she’s blasting her family for abandoning her and begging them to visit her as she recovers from a supposed drug overdose in an Irish hospital, the Daily Mail reports.
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On Sunday, O’Connor wrote a Facebook post on her official page stating that she had overdosed on drugs.
“There is no other way to get respect. I am not at home, I’m at a hotel, somewhere in Ireland, under another name,” she wrote. There is only so much a woman can be expected to bear.”
According to the Daily Mail, Sinead O’Connor was found unconscious by police and taken to the hospital. But just 24 hours after she regained consciousness, the Sinead O’Connor Facebook page had new posts, and they were targeting her exes and loved ones.
“You stole my sons from me,” the “Nothing Compares 2 U” singer wrote addressing her exes, the fathers of her children. “Then you had hypocrisy to come to hospital and then not be here when I wake and not pick up phone? I’m s**t to you.”
She even had some harsh words for her children.
“You’re dead to me. You killed your mother,” she wrote.
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Sinead O’Connor has four children: Jake, 28, Shane, 11, and Yeshua, 8, and her daughter, Roisin, 19. Jake’s father is music producer John Reynolds and Shane’s father is Irish folk instrumentalist Donal Lunny. Her daughter, Roisin, is the product of Sinead’s relationship with writer John Waters, and Yeshua was born during her time with American surgeon and businessman Frank Bonadio.
On Tuesday, Sinead’s Facebook posts took a different tone. In the most recent ones, she’s asking her children to come and comfort her in the hospital, the New York Daily News reports.
“Why did you leave before I woke?” she wrote. “Been missing you all for weeks. To hear that you were here and left was agony. Now I am utter,y [sic] alone.”
In 2013, according to this article in the Irish Mirror, Sinead O’Connor said that after receiving second opinions that she did not suffer from bipolar disorder and should have never been medicated. She was first diagnosed in 2005.
“They are extremely debilitating drugs,” she wrote in a post on her website. “Tiring to the extreme. Ironically, extremely depressing. They can cause suicidal or self-harm type thinking. They can mess up your menstrual cycle very badly and cause you to be incapacitated for a week before.”
Sinead also stated that she had been slowly weaning herself off her medication since it was too dangerous to stop taking them cold turkey.
“It is dangerous to stop suddenly or over the course of a year at least. This is because of how these drugs affect receptors in your brain. They are the same drugs, some of them, that are used to treat epilepsy.”
The reasons for her most recent breakdown could be linked to a hysterectomy and her son Shane’s recent ill health, according to statements from close friends.
“She’s just had a hysterectomy and for any woman that would be huge,” says says singer Christy Dignam, a friend of Sinead, who also offered to give her a place to stay at his home when she’s released from the hospital.
“I know Sinead – she’s a lovely, lovely girl and she’s going through a lot,” Dignam said. “She’s such a huge talent. So many artists have been heavily influenced by Sinead.”
Sinead O’Connor is best known for her hit song “Nothing Compares 2 U” released in 1990. She also once tore up a picture of Pope John Paul II on Satruday Night Live and declared “Fight the Real Enemy” in reference to the pope.
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