Sinead O’Connor is reportedly “safe and sound” after posting a distraught message on Facebook on Sunday night and allegedly taking a drug overdose.
“Gardaí [the Irish police] at Pearse St station have confirmed that singer Sinead O’Connor has been located ‘safe and sound’ and is receiving medical assistance,” reported Irish news service breakingnews.ie.
O’Connor shared a deeply troubling message on her Facebook page on Sunday night, claiming that she had “taken an overdose” after checking into a hotel under a false name. O’Connor has shared several upsetting posts this weekend detailing her dispute with singer Donal Lunny, the father of her youngest son, Shane. O’Connor said she was denied access to her “babies” by relatives after undergoing surgery.
“There is only so much any woman can be expected to bear. What was done to me this week was appalling cruelty,” the post said.
“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.
“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. So yeah.. Strangers like me.. But my family don’t value me at all.”
A representative for O’Connor has confirmed the singer is “unwell and receiving treatment,” according to Pitchfork.