Sinead O’Connor posts ‘I’m very happy’ Facebook message after police’s suicide fears

Singer says bridge fears were sparked by “malicious gossip”

Sinead O’Connor has posted a message reassuring people she’s safe after police in Chicago raised a suicide alert over the singer.

Last night (June 23), Chicago police said they’d had a report from Irish police that O’Connor had threatened to kill herself by jumping from a bridge in Chicago. A police report was issued asking for officers to try to find O’Connor amid fears for her safety.

The Irish police report came from information provided to them by an unnamed member of O’Connor’s family. But O’Connor has now posted on Facebook to dismiss the report as “malicious gossip”.

O’Connor wrote: “It’s bullshit I jumped off a bridge. Some stupid bitch up at Swords Garda station decided she’d like to throw a bit of false and malicious gossip about is all. I am far too fucking happy for that. Ireland 4 England 0.”

The singer was involved in a previous police alert in May after O’Connor failed to return from a bike ride near her home in the city, but she was found safe several hours later.

O’Connor also posted her happiness that Northern Ireland had voted to remain in the European Union referendum, which has led to the possibility that the country will break away from Great Britain along with Scotland.

O’Connor wrote in capital letters: “Ireland is officially no longer owned by Britain. Congrats to every man, woman and child who ever died for the cause of Irish freedom, and also to all those including myself who have been persecuted mercilessly by the Irish so-called Free State having declared support for Sinn Fein and the Republican movement.”