September 18, 2011 16:53

Sinead O'Connor assures fans she won't commit suicide Sinead O'Connor Tickets

Singer writes open letter going back on worrying messages

Sinead O'Connor assures fans she won't commit suicide

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Sinead O'Connor has assured fans she won't commit suicide, and her series of worrying messages on Twitter were merely a "a cry for help".

The 44-year-old singer has written an open letter explaining her actions, and refused to apologise for the messages that sparked fears over her mental state.

She said:

I am not at all sorry that I wrote what I did on Twitter. It was a cry for help and help was received. So it was worth it. I have no shame around the fact that I can be shot into suicidal feelings by certain people's treatment of me. I am no different to any other person.

She also encouraged others who felt suicidal to follow suit and not be ashamed to admit it.

"There is no shame in feeling suicidal. Nor in anyone knowing that wave passes over you sometimes. No one should be judged badly for however it is they choose to make their cry of help."

She added that those who talk of their suicidal thoughts are least likely to act on them.

O'Connor, who attempted suicide 11 years ago, cited being upset about the break-up of her marriage earlier this year as one of the things that got her down, and said people calling her crazy only made things worse.

"I have often and still often struggle with suicidal feelings when I am subjected to this 'mad' Sinead O'Connor business. It's is wrong. Degrading. Insulting. A breach of my human rights as I see it, and most disrespectful."

The star has since revealed on Twitter that she is "desperate" for sex, and this morning added: 'Must announce boyfriend search very much still on. If any1 wants a suicidal tourettes ridden fat ugly lunatic with a big fat flappy *****..'

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