The Irish singer was rushed to hospital on Sunday (November 29) after posting what appeared to be a suicide note online. O’Connor had been staying in a hotel in Ireland, where she had checked in under a pseudonym.
Police later confirmed that O’Connor had been located “safe and sound” and was receiving medical assistance.
When asked his opinion on the situation by Ireland’s Radio Nova, Geldof said it was the first he heard of it but was “sure” that the star would make a full recover.
“I didn’t know about it but she’s a great friend and one of the great Irish artists. In fact, I’d call her the 21st century Maud Gonne [Irish revolutionary and Yeats’ lover],” he said.
Geldof added: “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.”
O’Connor has suffered a number of personal problems over the years. In 2007, she revealed that she had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, although this was later dismissed after getting “second opinions” from three mental health experts.
Meanwhile, Bob Geldof recently said that he “half-expected” the death of daughter Peaches, who passed away of a drug overdose in April 2014.
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