Sinead O’Connor is continuing to very publicly display some very worrying behaviour.
After posting a series of disturbing Facebook posts over the weekend, in which she seemed to threaten self harm (before thankfully being found safe, though “unwell”), the singer has now returned to social media to blame her family for everything that happened.
“Jake, Roisin, Jr., Frank, Donal, Eimear, I never wanna see you again,” she wrote, referring respectively to her eldest son, daughter, an unidentified relative named “Jr.”, the father of one of her children, her ex-husband and her brother.
“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 shit to you. You’re dead to me. You killed your mother. You stole my sons. You left me alone for 12 weeks!”
She continued: “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 fuck are you now??? Murderers. Liars. Hypocrites. All of you. You caused this.”
O’Connor is reportedly undergoing medical treatment after posting what many interpreted to be a suicide note to Facebook on Sunday.
In the post, she wrote that the only way she’d be able to get her family’s attention following what she referred to as “a horrific set of betrayals”, was by publicly threatening self harm.
“Apparently… I’m such a rotten horrible mother and person, that I’ve been alone,” she wrote. “Howling crying for weeks. And been told by them all [to] 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.”
The singer had also previously posted a photo of a court order relating to custody of her two youngest sons, Shane and Yeshua, claiming that they were both due to become wards of the court.
“Here’s your court order Donal Lunny,” she wrote. “It says ‘joint custody.’ … You and Jake are going to jail, under the terms of the order you falsely claimed supported you in preventing me from seeing my son.”
Previous posts also detail her concerns for her son Shane, suggesting that he’d been suffering from depression and that her family members were actively preventing her from getting him help.
Regardless of the truth of O’Connor’s claims, it seems like she’s in need of help and support at the moment. Let’s hope she’s getting it.
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