Irish R&B singer Sinead O’Conner gave family and fans a scare on Sunday when she sent out a message on Facebook alleging she had overdosed in a hotel room in Ireland.
O’Conner in the post accused her family of betrayal and abandonment even as she deals with a sick child and is recovering from a recent hysterectomy.
Most known for her very popular love song Nothing Compares 2 You Sinead writes “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 my son, Jake, and by (former partner) Donal Lunny… 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 (my son) 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.”
The singer made it plain that it was the only option for her that her family could see what they are doing to her and that they will also know what happened to her. She accuses them too of not caring if she dies.
“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 s**t just when I’ve had my womb and ovaries chopped out and my child is frighteningly sick,” she continues. “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 f**k 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… Strangers like me.. But my family don’t (sic) value me at all. They wouldn’t know if I was dead until weeks from now if I wasn’t f**king 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… My children don’t care if I live or die anyway. Neither do their dads. Everyone is better off. Never, ever do this to a woman again.”
Oh boy this one is really deep. And we all thought we had problems!