December 7, 2015


Sinéad O’Connor Thanks Fans as Facebook Reactivated

Samir Hussein/Getty Images
Samir Hussein/Getty Images

Sinéad O’Connor’s Facebook page was deleted last Wednesday, Dec. 2, following a message announcing having taken an overdose and another targeting family members allegedly keeping her from her children.

Two days later, it was reactivated; on Sunday, the singer thanked her fans, sharing a video of Jimi Hendrix performing “Wild Thing” in Paris in 1967:

“This is also for you all kind strangers who are always for some reason so loving to me (along with old God) despite my being a total twat. But especially its for everyone here in the hospital. Staff and patients. Kindest mother-effin’ mother-effers a female ever was lucky enough to fall upon; and for Lord Edward Street Family Services. Angels. Archangels. Thank you Lord God.”

The day her page was taken down, O’Connor wrote, ”If a woman doesn't first succeed... She'll try, try again. iWantMyRightToDieAndIWillClaimIt." Her original alarming post contained the lines “I have taken an overdose” and “everyone is better off.” Shortly after, O'Connor's rep wrote that she is "unwell and receiving treatment."

What a relief to hear her sounding okay in the new post. We hope her recovery continues successfully. Here’s the Jimi video she shared: