Sinead O’Connor is reportedly alive and seeking treatment this week after posting a troubling note on Facebook over the weekend.
The Irish singer took to social media to disclose several family issues and talked about her recent hysterectomy, saying she was in so much pain because of the way her family has treated her that she’d taken an overdose in a hotel in Ireland.
There is only so much any woman can be expected to bear…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,” O’Connor wrote.
Sinead sat down with Oprah last year and opened up about her life, saying she has battled depression for a long time, but it’s unclear at this point whether she purposely tried to take her life over the weekend. However, it’s not the first time O’Connor has taken to social media to vent suicidal feelings; in 2011 she shared posts on Twitter that led to authorities checking in on her.
Besides her health issues, O’Connor is reportedly in a lengthy custody battle over her two sons, whom she mentions in the Facebook post. Earlier in the month, Sinead spoke about the fact that they are wards of the court, addressing her ex-husband.
“Here’s your court order Donal Lunny! It says joint custody. You and jake are going to jail under the terms of the order you falsely claimed supported you in preventing me from seeing my son, you both lied to the Gardai last night! Engaging in criminality!” Sinead O’Connor wrote.