Seriously singing the blues, Sinéad O’Connor apparently has been pulled safely back from the edge of suicide, according to reports.
“I am posting at Sinead’s request, to let everyone who loves her know she is safe, and she is not suicidal,” someone wrote Monday night on the Facebook page where O’Connor posted a 12-minute video Thursday that panicked the 50-year-old singer’s fans.
The Irish singer is “surrounded by love and receiving the best of care,” the person said, and she “asked for this to be posted knowing you are concerned for her.”
Earlier, O’Connor said: “I hope that this video is somehow helpful. 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.”
“O’Connor, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, revealed she is suffering from three mental illnesses and had felt isolated since losing custody of her 13-year-old son,” The Independent said of the video in which she says she’s living in a Travelodge motel in “the arse-end of New Jersey” in Hackensack.
The British paper noted that the singer, who has been married four times, is mother to four children from four different relationships and became a grandma for the first time in 2015.
“After the singer lost custody of her youngest child, she made suicide threats, telling Ireland’s Child and Family Agency they would have ‘a dead celebrity on their hands’ if they did not overturn their decision.”
O’Connor said Aug. 3: “[No one] except my doctor, my psychiatrist – who is the sweetest man on earth who says I’m his hero – and that’s about the only f**king thing keeping me alive at the moment. The fact that I’m his bloody hero … and that’s kind of pathetic.”
Many are making this a teachable moment:
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
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
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, you are not alone. Mental illness is something that should be taken seriously and we are here for you.
— Danielle Cox (@DaniJaneCox) August 8, 2017
Sinead O'Connor posted a video many of us at one point nearly did. Mental illness is a prison. Speak up. Speak out. Reach out. NOW.
— Guy Woods (@coachforward) August 8, 2017
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