Sinead O’Connor found safe after posting ‘suicide note’ on Facebook

Irish singer Sinead O’Connor has been found safe after posting a distressing Facebook message, suggesting suicide.

The 48-year-old who has a history of mental illness took to the social media platform at 4am this morning, writing that she had taken an overdose in a hotel in Ireland.

In the lengthy post, O’Connor said: “There is only so much any woman can be expected to bear.”


“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.”

Authorities in Dublin have confirmed O’Connor has been found safe and well and is receiving medical treatment.

Sinead O’Connor achieved worldwide fame in 1990 with the song ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’, written by Prince.

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