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Sun Nov 29, 2015, 04:12 PM

Sinead O'Connor Threatens Suicide in Dire Facebook Post

Sinead O'Connor Threatens Suicide in Dire Facebook Post

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/sinead-oconnor-threatens-suicide-in-dire-facebook-post-20151129

Sinead O'Connor threatened to commit suicide in a harrowing letter the singer posted on Facebook Sunday afternoon. In the letter, O'Connor focuses on "a horrific set of betrayals" she accuses her family of perpetrating against her. "I have taken an overdose," she warned. "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."

According to BreakingNews.ie (via Billboard), the singer has since been found "safe and sound" and receiving medical assistance from Irish police. O'Connor's manager did not immediately return a request for comment. Read O'Connor's entire Facebook letter 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.

Well 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.

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Reply Sinead O'Connor Threatens Suicide in Dire Facebook Post (Original post)
Miles Archer Nov 2015 OP
Photographer Nov 2015 #1
PeaceNikki Nov 2015 #2
hlthe2b Nov 2015 #3
Initech Nov 2015 #13
smirkymonkey Nov 2015 #4
packman Nov 2015 #5
2naSalit Nov 2015 #6
PeaceNikki Nov 2015 #9
Fla Dem Nov 2015 #10
zazen Nov 2015 #26
RichGirl Nov 2015 #7
Tipperary Nov 2015 #11
Codeine Nov 2015 #32
Liberal_in_LA Nov 2015 #8
ananda Nov 2015 #12
Tipperary Nov 2015 #17
AngryAmish Nov 2015 #14
Denzil_DC Nov 2015 #15
bhikkhu Nov 2015 #16
octoberlib Nov 2015 #20
PeaceNikki Nov 2015 #25
Codeine Nov 2015 #33
Matariki Nov 2015 #35
villager Nov 2015 #27
Blus4u Nov 2015 #28
shenmue Nov 2015 #30
polly7 Nov 2015 #18
Blue_In_AK Nov 2015 #19
chowder66 Nov 2015 #21
lovemydog Nov 2015 #22
kwassa Nov 2015 #23
demmiblue Nov 2015 #24
Skittles Nov 2015 #29
shenmue Nov 2015 #31
Omaha Steve Nov 2015 #34

Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 04:18 PM

1. So sad. I know how she feels

 

and have had moments but will hang around just to see how many other shoes can drop.

Hoping for the best of outcomes from this cry for help.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 04:19 PM

2. I've been seeing her posts for weeks now. It's heartwrenching.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 04:21 PM

3. Yikes. I hope she gets the help she needs and deserves. So much pain in that message...

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 06:05 PM

13. +1

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 04:40 PM

4. I hope Sinead gets the help she needs. There is so much pain in her post.

In some ways, I kind of understand her pain. Poor woman, I really do hope she finds some peace.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 05:11 PM

5. What is the story behind this?

What surgery is she talking about? Sounds like she needs a lot of help and she is suffering from acute depression.

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Response to packman (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 05:42 PM

6. That's what I was wondering.



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Response to packman (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 05:46 PM

9. She had a complete hysterectomy in August.

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Response to packman (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 05:59 PM

10. Her wikipedia page is enlightening. She has had her problems.

Health
On a 4 October 2007 broadcast of The Oprah Winfrey Show, O'Connor disclosed that she had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder four years earlier, and had attempted suicide on her 33rd birthday on 8 December 1999.[77] Then, on Oprah's "Where are they now?" show of 9 February 2014, O'Connor said that she had gotten three "second opinions" and was told by all three that she was not bipolar. In August 2015 she revealed that she was to undergo a hysterectomy after suffering with gynecological problems for over three years.[78]

[link:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sin%C3%A9ad_O%27Connor|

Still not sure what ignited this latest event.

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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #10)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 08:36 PM

26. hysterectomies can lead to severe hormonally related depression (kind of like postpartum) n/t

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 05:43 PM

7. She must have some kind of psychological disorder.

She's always been odd but not in a quirky way...more of an uncomfortable to watch way. Last time I saw her on TV she had shaved head, odd tattoos. A pretty girl going out of her way to look ugly. Irish people are very loving and kind and if her family are keeping her children from her they must have a good reason.

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Response to RichGirl (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 06:03 PM

11. Irish people are just like any other people.

 

Unhappy families can happen in any culture.

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Response to RichGirl (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 10:24 PM

32. "Irish people are very loving and kind"

 

That's just stupid. People all over the world span the full spectrum of decency and kindness. Irish families are no more or less likely to be loving and kind than any other families.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 05:44 PM

8. So sad

 

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 06:05 PM

12. Her FB pg says he's been found and ..

.. is receiving medical attention.

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Response to ananda (Reply #12)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 07:59 PM

17. Good to know.

 

She obviously needs help.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 06:14 PM

14. Mad as a box of spiders

 

Hope she gets help and gets well.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 07:19 PM

15. She's now been found


Sinead O’Connor ‘safe and sound’ after sparking concerns with Facebook post

Irish police have confirmed the safety of star Sinead O’Connor following a series of disturbing messages posted on her Facebook account, including one in which she claimed to have taken an overdose.

http://metro.co.uk/2015/11/29/sinead-oconnor-safe-and-sound-after-sparking-concerns-with-facebook-post-5533718/

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 07:55 PM

16. I'm glad she's getting some care now

It would be heartbreaking to hear her go out that way...

Maybe lots of people think she was just an odd pop singer who had her day, but if you grew up under Reagan or Thatcher, back when everything was going all wrong and there was little that could be said about it, music was refuge. SInead O'Conner was brilliant, hauntingly beautiful, and inspiring, and continues to be. This was always one of my favorites, and hasn't lost its edge or its relevance:

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Response to bhikkhu (Reply #16)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 08:05 PM

20. Beautiful song!

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Response to bhikkhu (Reply #16)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 08:25 PM

25. She's a powerful singer with a hauntingly gorgeous voice

I remember finding an unmarked cassette tape that belonged to my brother when I was 15. I couldn't stop listening to it. It was "The Lion and the Cobra" and I was hooked.

This has always been my favorite.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #25)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 10:27 PM

33. The Lion and the Cobra was such a great record.

 

Thanks for that memory jog!

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #25)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 11:28 PM

35. +1

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Response to bhikkhu (Reply #16)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 08:41 PM

27. Music really was a refuge back then, wasn't it? As the Western "democracies" started their death

 

...spirals in earnest.

I'm not sure music -- perhaps because of how it's distributed/listened to now -- is as much a refuge today?

Regardless, best to Sinead, in becoming whole again.

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Response to villager (Reply #27)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 09:25 PM

28. If music moves you,

it still is a refuge. Always has been, always will be.
That is, if music moves you. I am amazed that there are those unmoved by music - and there are.
I feel sorry for them.


Peace

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Response to bhikkhu (Reply #16)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 09:43 PM

30. Amen

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 08:02 PM

18. I love Sinead O'Conner, so sad to hear she's going through this.

Depression is not 'madness', and sometimes trying to appear strong isn't possible when life - and especially family, as she seems to believe - lets you down time after time. I don't know if she's been dx'd with it or not, but even the non-depressed reach their limits.

I'm glad she's been found and is getting help, I wish all the best for her.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 08:03 PM

19. This is really sad.

I've always been a fan of her music.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 08:11 PM

21. So sad and so weird. I dreamt I was her last night

though I/she was dancer and dancing made me/her happy.

I hope Barry can help her get through this.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 08:14 PM

22. I hope for her and her family

that she gets the help she needs. She's a deeply sensitive and beautiful artist. Her music stands the test of time.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 08:16 PM

23. I saw her in a restaurant once ....

more precisely in the foot courtyard at Farmer's Market in LA. At least 25 years ago.

A few minutes before that I saw a young woman at the foodcourt with a shaved head and thought, "oh, and now young woman are imitating Sinead o'Connor and shaving their heads!"

and a few minutes later I saw Sinead herself.

and later saw Kieffer Sutherland also in the crowd.

I hope Sinead happiness.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 08:24 PM

24. Please rise, please return... like the Phoenix from the flame.



She had a profound affect on my young self. And that VOICE!

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 09:33 PM

29. wishing Ms. O'Connor the best

I hope she finds some effective treatment

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Response to Skittles (Reply #29)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 09:45 PM

31. Yes

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 10:31 PM

34. Glad she is OK and will get help


K&R!

OS

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