Sinead O’Connor quits social media after claiming she’s attracted two stalkers

Singer posts the identity of one of the alleged stalkers

Sinead O’Connor has said she’s quitting social media after being stalked by “two frightening and sexually disturbed” men.

The singer announced the news in a Facebook statement, later returning to post the name and a photograph of one of the alleged stalkers.

“Both of these predatory males have also stalked several women who follow this page,” wrote O’Connor.

“Please be extremely vigilant regarding whom you engage with on any fan page, especially if you are a hard core fan.

“You are extremely vulnerable if you are followed by predators familiar with the music business who know the type of sensitive souls you are, and you cannot safely assume that anyone is who or what they claim to be.”

O’Connor went on to call the internet the “most dangerous place on earth” and thanks all her Facebook followers “for the fun times”. She finished the statement by posting a YouTube video of Webb Pierce’s ‘In The Jailhouse Now’ before returning to post the aforementioned image, writing: “I advise women not to engage with him in any way”.

Last month, O’Connor revealed via Facebook that she will no longer perform her most famous hit ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’, saying that she “has ran 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.”