The Irish singer, Sinéad O’Connor, best known for her Prince tune, “Nothing Compares 2 U,” says she has been struggling to stay alive as she battles mental illness.
In an emotional Facebook video, O’Connor admitted she has been reduced to living out of a motel room “in the arse end of New Jersey.’’
In the video posted Thursday, the singer said, “I’m all by myself, and there’s absolutely nobody in my life except my doctor, my psychiatrist, the sweetest man on earth, who says I’m his hero, and that’s about the f- -king only thing keeping me alive at the moment … that I’m his bloody hero … and that’s kind of pathetic.”
The 50-year-old vocalist who suffers from severe depression, states she is struggling to stay alive each day. She added that over the past two years, her life has “revolved around just not dying, and that’s [just not] living.”
O’Connor claims that if it wasn’t for her four children, she would have ended her life already. She has previously tried to commit suicide three times.
After becoming an international sensation in 1990, O’Connor shaved her head to protest the treatment of women, famously ripped up a picture of Pope John Paul II on “Saturday Night Live” in 1992, and was ordained a priest by a splinter Catholic group.
A woman, who works at the Travelodge where O’Connor is staying with her boyfriend, told reporters she has been at the motel for more than a week.
To watch the full video of O’Connor’s hotel room breakdown, click here:
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