Sinead O’Connor is reportedly safe but “unwell and receiving treatment” after posting a series of disturbing messages on Facebook overnight that seemed to threaten self harm.
A representative for O’Connor has confirmed to Pitchfork that the singer has been found safe and is receiving medical treatment.
A series of unsettling posts were made to O’Connor’s Facebook page over the last few hours, appeared to be written by the singer herself where she accuses her family of making “a horrific set of betrayals” against her and claims she has “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.”
“I could have been dead here for weeks already and they’d never have known,” she continues. “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”.
In the posts, which at the time of writing are still live on the Facebook page, O’Connor claims to have been cut off from some of her children, or perhaps her grandchild, after having undergone surgery recently.
According to Fairfax, O’Conner underwent a hysterectomy in August this year, and in July announced she would be cancelling all of her 2015 shows to care for her son who had been diagnosed with a “life-threatening illness”.
UPDATE 1/12/15: O’Conner has returned to Facebook with a post blaming her family for everything that happened.
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Read the full text of O’Connor’s latest Facebook post, here below:
There is only so much any woman can be expected to bear. What was done to me this week was appalling cruelty. By my husband, my family, by St Pats and by An Gardai Siochana, by my son, Jake and by Donal Lunny and Angela singleton, by my son’s girlfriend, his friends… 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. Or since Shane became unwell in March, This week has broken me. The withholding of my babies from me without any sound reason by their fathers, Frank and Donal, and by Jake 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. Was dead for another fortnight since none of them bother their hole with me for a minute. 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 shit just 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 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.
[W]ell done guys, you’ve finally got rid of me. Sorry the penny didn’t drop sooner. I’m an idiot. When you planned to get me away from my babies did you plan for me losing my mind over it? It being the final straw? For how you’re gonna explain why I died? Make sure you tell the truth. BARRY.. THEY WONT. YOURE THE ONLY ONE WHO KNOWS ME OR THE TRUTH. PLEASE STAND FOR ME AND TELL IT. I can’t play twister. My children don’t care if I live r die anyway. Neither do their dads. Everyone is better off. Never ever do this to a woman again. Let this be your lesson. I survived it when John Waters did it.. I can’t survive Jake doing it.
Gardaí at Pearce St station have confirmed that singer Sinead O'Connor has been located "safe and sound" and is getting medical assistance.
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