Sinéad O’Connor speaks out on social media after suicide attempt

Sinead O'Connor
Source: Facebook/SineadOConnor

Just one day after posting a cryptic message alluding to a suicide attempt, pop star Sinead O’Connor took to Facebook again on Monday to express her continued dismay towards her family, whom she says have driven her to try and take her own life.

On Sunday, the “Nothing Compares 2 U” singer posted on the social media site that she had “taken an overdose” at an Ireland hotel before being found “safe and sound” and receiving medical assistance.

Her most recent post does not mince words as she rips into her family members:

“Jake, Roisin, Jr., frank, Donal, Eimear, I never wanna see you again. You stole my sons from me. 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. You’re dead to me. You killed your mother. You stole my sons. You left me alone for twelve weeks! Why did I have to hear it was your hypocritical asses here while I was unconscious?? And now you’re Gone and not picking up phone? You are child stealing murderers, I never want to see or hear from any of you again. Why were you here when you’re the ones who put me here???? And where the f–k are you now??? Murderers. Liars. Hypocrites. All of you. You caused this.”

O’Connor had been posting numerous troubling messages about her ex-husband and children on Facebook in the days prior to Sunday’s apparent suicide note that read in part:

“Apparently I’m scum and deserve to be abandoned and treated like s–t even 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 for weeks…..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.”

It’s been a rough last few months for O’Connor.

In July, she had to cancel a number of shows to take care of a sick son diagnosed with a “life threatening illness,” and in August the 48-year-old singer underwent a hysterectomy.

Unfortunately, this incident is not the first time O’Connor has attempted suicide. In 2007, during an interview with Oprah Winfrey, O’Connor admitted to suffering from bipolar disorder and attempting to kill herself on her 33rd birthday.

Currently, O’Connor remains hospitalized. Her representatives have yet to issue a statement regarding the matter.

TJ Armour
TJ Armour

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