Sinead O’Connor returns to Facebook after receiving medical assistance following suicide post

“I will rise, and I will return; the Phoenix from the flame,”

Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O’Connor has had her Facebook account reactivated following the events of last Sunday (November 29), which saw her receive medical assistance after posting a suicide note on the social network.

She returned, following reports from Dublin police that she had been found ‘safe and sound’ and was receiving medical attention, on Friday (December 4) with a message for her fans.

The singer appeared to be in a much more positive mindset, writing “I will rise, and I will return; the Phoenix from the flame… I have learned.”


O’Connor posted again today (December 6) thanking “the incredibly lovely people who have been so supportive and have sent such encouraging messages.”

Most of the previous posts that led many to believe she had taken an overdose in a hotel in Ireland have been deleted from her timeline.

Extracts include her words, “There is only so much any woman can be expected to bear… What was done to me this week was appalling cruelty.”


O’Connor is known to suffer from bipolar disorder, and struggled to cope with family drama following a recent hysterectomy.

In another status on her Facebook page post-reactivation, she wrote, “Beneath every strong, independent woman lies a broken little girl who had to learn to get back up & to never depend on anyone.”

Bob Geldof was one of many who offered his support to the singer, calling her “a great friend and one of the great Irish artists.”


“She’s just a great, great spirit and sometimes that’s exhausting. I’m sorry to hear [the news] but she’ll come out of it. She’ll be back,” he added.