Sinead O’Connor pleads for help, says she’s living in motel
TENTON, N.J. — Sinead O’Connor emotionally pleaded for help from her family and opened up about her mental illness in a rambling Facebook video posted from a New Jersey motel she had been living in.
The video is the latest public glimpse of the singer’s ongoing struggle with mental health problems.
The 50-year-old Irish singer says in the video that she was staying alive for the sake of others, like her psychiatrist, and if it were up to her, she’d “be gone.’’ O’Connor lamented what she described is a lack of support from loved ones, saying that “strangers on Facebook’’ are kinder to her than her own family. She asked her adult children and their fathers to make an effort to bring her home to Ireland.
A followup Facebook post on O’Connor’s page late Monday, said to be made on the singer’s behalf, said the singer is safe and not suicidal.
O’Connor has been open about her mental health problems over the years and previously said she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.