Sinead O’Connor makes emotional plea to family following attempted overdose

Fellow musicians have offered support to the troubled star

Sinead O’Connor has posted a series of emotional messages to Facebook, asking her family for support following recent reports of an overdose attempt.

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, but she has since posted a succession of new messages online.

One, posted on Tuesday (December 1) reads: “To my children and family. You came to the hospital to see me on life support. You left before I woke and you haven’t been back. Please why are you doing these things to me?? I need you. I need your love. I can’t manage what’s being done to me. I didn’t do anything to deserve the way I’m being treated.”

O’Connor continued: “I am utterly alone. Please. Please love me. Please come to the hospital and spend time with me and help fix all this.”

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.

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Earlier this year, O’Connor revealed that she was to undergo a hysterectomy after suffering with gynaecological problems for a number of years.

The message follows another posted on Monday (November 3), in which she referred to members of her family as “child-stealing murderers”.

Since the news of the star’s apparent overdose attempt, fellow singers Mary Coughlan and Christy Digham of the band Aslan have offered their support to O’Connor.

Digham told the Irish Mirror the singer could stay at his home if she needed to: “I know Sinead – she’s a lovely, lovely girl and she’s going through a lot. This could be somewhere for her to recharge her batteries.”

For emotional support contact Samaritans on 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org.