Sinead O’Connor has cancelled all of her remaining summer live dates because of exhaustion.
The Irish singer was due to take to the stage with John Grant at Festival Big Top in Galway, Ireland tomorrow (July 23) before delivering a series of solo sets in Norway and Canada over the next three weeks. However, she has now completely cleared her schedule.
Her agent said in a statement: “Sinead O’Connor apologises profusely to her fans but she cannot travel this summer anymore. She is suffering from exhaustion due to an existing not resolved medical situation and she has been advised by the doctor to stop any activity and rest. Because of this she is completely unable to travel and to perform.”
O’Connor released her most recent album, ‘I’m Not Bossy, I’m the Boss’, in August 2014 and has already played live in Chile, Australia and Europe this year. In March she revealed on Facebook that she will no longer be performing her most famous hit ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’, saying that she “has run out of anything I could use in order to bring some emotion to it” and could no longer “emotionally identify” with the song.
O’Connor added: “If I were to sing it just to please people, I wouldn’t be doing my job right, because my job is to be emotionally available. I’d be lying. You’d be getting a lie. My job is to give you honesty.”