A week after the suicide of her son, the singer expressed her desire to “follow him”.
Mourning over the death of her 17-year-old son Shane, Sinéad O’Connor was hospitalized on Friday after posting suicidal thoughts on her Twitter account. On Thursday, the 55-year-old singer said on the social network that she “decided to follow [son] son”: “It’s no use living without him. Everything I touch, I ruin. I only stayed for him. And now he’s gone. I destroyed my family. My children don’t want to know me.”
The next day, Sinéad O’Connor resumed on his account: “I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have said that. I’m with cops on my way to the hospital. I’m sorry to have upset everyone. I am lost without my child and I hate myself. The hospital will help me for a while. But I’m going to find Shane. It’s just a delay.”
His son killed himself
Sinéad O’Connor announced the death of his son Shane last week. The 17-year-old had been missing for several days. Hospitalized after having tried twice to end his life, the teenager managed to escape the vigilance of the staff, in order to escape.
After posting several heartbreaking messages, imploring her son to return to her side, his mother finally announced the tragic news on Friday January 7: “My beautiful child, Nesta Ali Shane O’Connor, the light of my life, has decided to end his battle today and he is now with God. May he rest in peace and no one will follow his example. My baby. I love you so. I hope you have finally found peace.”
For years, she has suffered from mental health issues
The suicide of his son obviously plunged Sinéad O’Connor into the deepest pain. Famous interpreter of the hit “Nothing Compares 2 U” in 1990, the singer has been fighting for many years against mental health problems, as she had confided to the magazine “People” in May 2021.
A victim of ill-treatment during her childhood, Sinéad O’Connor suffers from bipolar disorder, complex post-traumatic stress, and borderline personality disorder. A radical hysterectomy, undergone in 2015 to treat her endometriosis, plunged her further into depression. Sometimes traversed by suicidal thoughts, the artist has multiplied, in recent years, passages in psychiatric establishments.
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