November 29, 2015


Sinéad O'Connor Receiving Treatment After Posting 'I Have Taken an Overdose'

Anatoly Zhdanov/Kommersant Photo via Getty Images
Anatoly Zhdanov/Kommersant Photo via Getty Images

Sinéad O'Connor is reportedly receiving medical treatment after writing a series of unsettling Facebook posts, the last of which included the phrase "I have taken an overdose."

The singer-songwriter posted about her unfortunate family situations on the social platform, hinting that she was not allowed to see her children this weekend. O'Connor writes that "Everyone is better off" if she disappeared, and that "I am not at home, I'm at a hotel, somewhere in ireland, under another name."

"This week has broken me. The withholding of my babies from me without any sound reason by their fathers, Frank and Donal, and by Jake and the rest of my family, is a horrific set of betrayals. And has been going on since I had my surgery. The last two nights finished me off." 

O'Connor reportedly is "safe and sound" and is getting medical assistance, while a rep for the singer tells Pitchfork that she is "unwell and receiving treatment." The "Nothing Compares 2 U" singer last released an album, I'm Not Bossy, I'm The Boss, in August 2014.