Singer Sinead O’Connor has sparked concern for her safety after posting an emotional video declaring she is suicidal and living in a motel “in the arse end of New Jersey.”
The Irish songwriter shared a tearful video on Facebook revealing that she is alone and has “absolutely nobody” in her life who cares.
“I’m now living in a Travelodge motel in the arse-end of New Jersey,” the 50-year-old singer confessed.
“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,” she said, weeping.
O’Connor shared how alone she has felt since losing custody of her 13-year-old son, the youngest of her four children, and how she feels she is being treated “like s***” by family members.
“It’s like a witch hunt, they are pointing the finger saying ‘see, see this is why’,” she said. “I’m fighting and fighting and fighting like all the millions of people.”
“If it was just for me I’d be gone,” she shared. “Straight away back to my mum … because I’ve walked this earth alone for two years now as punishment for being mentally f**king ill and getting angry that no one would f***ing take care of me.”
The singer with her signature shaved head rose to fame in the 1980’s, and became a worldwide success with her cover of the Prince song “Nothing Compares 2 U” in 1990.
Last year, she set off a police search after she was reported missing by friends and family but was found safe in a Chicago hotel. One month later, she made headlines again when Chicago police were alerted that she was threatening to jump off a bridge.
A day after the latest video, O’Connor posted again that she was “in labor with the kidney stone,” and was having a lot of pain.
But in the video she had posted, the troubled singer described her mental illness as a “drug” and hoped making the video would help others.
“I hope that this video is somehow helpful,” she said. “I know that I’m just one of millions and millions of people in the world that suffer like I do that don’t necessarily have the resources that I have.”
“I give so much love in my life … I want everyone to see what it’s like,” she went on. “Mental illness is a bit like drugs, it doesn’t give a s*** who you are. Equally what is worse is that the stigma doesn’t give a s*** who you are.”
O’Connor appealed to those watching to help her and others suffering from mental illnesses, but added that she was not going to give up.
“You’ve got to take care of us … We are doing our best like everybody else,” she said. “Three f***ing illnesses made me suicidal … My whole life is revolving around just not dying.
She added that she was “not going to die.”
“I’m not going to die but still this is no way for people to be living,” she said. “I’m not doing this for me. I’m staying alive for the people that are doing this to me. If it was me, I’d be gone.”
On Tuesday, a post on her Facebook page assured everyone that O’Connor was “not suicidal.”
“Hi everybody, I am posting at Sinead’s request, to let everyone who loves her know she is safe, and she is not suicidal. She is surrounded by love and receiving the best of care. She asked for this to be posted knowing you are concerned for her. I won’t respond to any questions, so please understand. I hope this comforts those of you were concerned,” the post read.
Thousands of comments poured in from Facebook and Twitter users who were worried about O’Connor and wanted to let her know she is not, in fact, alone.
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i just want Sinead O’Connor to be ok. i’ve been there–tell me what to do or where to go to help. she deserves so much love. ❤️❤️❤️
— Kevin Allred (@KevinAllred) August 8, 2017
Sinead, please call someone. No more suicide’s PLEASE!!! I’ll come and get you. I’ll fly to you. Please reach out for help. 🙏🌹😢
— Elusive Angel (@afterallmylove) August 8, 2017
how can we reach Sinead O’Connor?! anyone? https://t.co/qbPBFIpKQP
— Steph Haddad (@haddadtraining) August 6, 2017
GET HER HELP!
— Laralee 👀🌼☀️ (@laralee24) August 8, 2017
Sinead O’Connor, you are not your mental illness. Know that your illness does not make you crazy or attention seeking. You are not alone.
— Gilluis Pérez (@Gilluis_Perez) August 8, 2017
— David Charles (@_david_charles) August 6, 2017
Remember when folks say suicidal celebs who died shoulda reached out cause someone cares? Sinead O’Connor is. Folks need to help her.
— Mari (@Marimareep) August 8, 2017
Everyone needs love and compassion. Let’s help Sinéad. People need to know it’s ok and they are loved.
— Jason Foster (@tadsmooth) August 8, 2017
Sitting watching Sinead O’Connor’s emotional video on FB. Pls reach out if you suffer from mental health issues; help is there. pic.twitter.com/BivWAHILcf
— Deric Ó hArtagáinTV3 (@deric_hartigan) August 4, 2017
Watching the video Sinead O’Connor made and it is absolutely heartbreaking. Just want to give her a cuddle and tell her how amazing she is.
— Lacey Dearie (@laceydearie) August 8, 2017
If you reading this, please know it is possible for complete strangers to care about you. I’m reaching.💌
— Terrance Leon Austin (@Terrance73) August 8, 2017
Sinead O’Connor is sitting in a hotel room all alone crying out for help 😰 Someone anyone reach out 🙏🏽 #mentalillness
— DdubsDreamer (@DdubsDreamer) August 8, 2017
Hopefully somehow Sinéad O’Connor will get a chance to read all these messages of support and know she is not alone.
— Harry_Harlow (@Harlow_Harry) August 8, 2017
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