Concern grows for Sinead O’Connor over ‘suicidal’ tweets

The singer says: 'I want to go to heaven so bad'

Sinead O’Connor has sparked concern for her welfare after tweeting about having suicidal thoughts.

The Irish singer took to her feed and apparently fantasised about taking her own life, saying she wishes to “go to heaven”.

She wrote: “Had to go to the psychiatrist for routine renew prescription etc. She says I’m a bad mum and mental for talking so openly about sex in public. All this shit we’re not allowed to say. Including suicidal feelings, sex etc. U just get treated like a crazy person.”

O ‘Connor continued:

I want to go to heaven SO bad. Have for years. But I don’t wanna abandon my kids. But if I cud die without them knowing I did it myself I wud.

The singer has four children aged between four and 24. However, she appeared to ask her followers how she could take her own life: “Anyway.. If any1 knows how I can kill myself. Now I fucking wish suicide wud kill me.”

Last month she wrote on her blog about she was left feeling suicidal after “rude, patronising, insulting and disrespectful” questions asked of her by a male researcher on Ireland’s The Late Late Show.

After pulling out of the appearance, she wrote: “It is sickening to have it suggested by anyone that I am ‘insane’ for talking openly about sex. The researcher said to me that since I suffer from depression do I not think it’s insane behaviour to be talking publicly about sex. I will never as long as I live, consider appearing on The Late Late Show again.

“And I might add that no apology or act of respect has been issued by either the presenter of the show, nor any one in a leading position on the show. I am tired of all this ‘Sinead is crazy’ crap. It’s a disgrace. It has caused me enormous pain in my life as an artist and has many times led me to consider ending my life.

“Thankfully I have four beautiful reasons not to. Those are my precious children. But no woman should have to walk around feeling like someone has driven a tree through her heart. I can honestly say that is how I felt since my conversation with the Late Late researcher.”