Irish singer Sinead O’Connor claims to be suicidal, suffering from mental illness and living in a motel room in the “arse end of New Jersey” in a video posted to her Facebook page this week.
“I’m all by myself and there’s absolutely nobody in my life except my doctor, my psychiatrist, the sweetest man on earth, who says I’m his hero, and that’s about the only thing keeping me alive at the moment and that’s kind of pathetic,” O’Connor says in the emotional video. “I want everyone to know what it’s like, that’s why I’m making this video.”
“Why are we alone? People who suffer from mental illness are the most vulnerable people on Earth,” the “Nothing Compares 2 U” singer says in a desperate plea on behalf of people who suffer from mental illness. “You’ve got to take care of us. We’re not like everybody.”
“If you have a family member that suffers from mental illness, care for them, tenderness, love, care for them. Visit them in the hospital, don’t dump them in the hospital and bugger off.”
A follow-up Facebook post, published late Monday by someone with access to the singer’s account, said O’Connor is “safe, and she is not suicidal. She is surrounded by love and receiving the best of care.”
It’s not the first time the 50-year-old singer has stoked suicidal fears.
In 2016, O’Connor was reported missing by her son Jake Reynolds. The Grammy-winner was later found at a hotel.
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