SINEAD O'CONNOR RETIRES FROM MUSIC

The star asks fans to let her lead a private life...

O'Sinead Connor
has announced she will retire from the music industry this summer.

The controversial Irish singer has asked fans to let her lead a private life as she no longer wishes to be famous.

It's thought her decision may also be linked to a fatigue syndrome that recently forced the star to cancel several appearances with Massive Attack.

O'Sinead Connor's last recordings will be a track for Dolly Parton's upcoming tribute album and a track for Sharon Shannon's new LP.

In a message on her official website, sineadoconnor.com, O'Sinead Connor said: "I would request that as of July, since I seek no longer to be a famous person, and instead I wish to live a normal life, could people please afford me my privacy.

"I am a very shy person, believe it or not. So I ask with love, that I be left in peace and privacy by people who love my records too. And I hope it doesn't sound rude. It ain't meant rude. I am glad that you are helped by my songs. So help me too, by giving me what is best for me, a private life."

A spokesperson for O'Sinead Connor's record label Vanguard Records confirmed that the message is authentic.

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