Singer Sinead O'Con­nor posts trou­bling video

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Singer An­nie Len­nox yes­ter­day said she was "con­cerned for the safety" of fel­low per­former Sinead O'Con­nor af­ter she posted a tearful video in which she said she was "fight­ing... to stay alive". In the post, made in a New Jer­sey ho­tel on Thurs­day, O'Con­nor, 50, who has been di­ag­nosed with bipo­lar dis­or­der, said: "For the last two years, my en­tire life has been re­volv­ing just about not dy­ing.

"I'm all by my­self and there's ab­so­lutely no­body in my life ex­cept my doc­tor, my psy­chi­a­trist", who was the only thing "that keeps me alive". "I'm fight­ing, fight­ing, fight­ing, fight­ing... to stay alive." For­mer Eury­th­mics singer Len­nox re­sponded on Face­book, call­ing the video a "truly dis­tress­ing call for help" "She ap­pears to be com­pletely out on a limb and I'm con­cerned for her safety. Are there no close friends or fam­ily who could be with her to give her some lov­ing sup­port? It's ter­ri­ble to see her in such a vul­ner­a­ble state." O'Con­nor is re­mem­bered for her ar­rest­ing 1990 ren­di­tion of Prince's song "Noth­ing Com­pares 2 U", and its iconic video fea­tur­ing the tearful and shaven­headed singer.

O'Con­nor quickly de­vel­oped a name for in­flam­ma­tory out­bursts and caused an in­ter­na­tional con­tro­versy in 1992 when she tore up a pic­ture of pope John Paul II on a US tele­vi­sion show. An uniden­ti­fied poster on her Face­book ac­count later wrote that the singer "is safe, and she is not suicidal." "She is sur­rounded by love and re­ceiv­ing the best of care. She asked for this to be posted know­ing you are con­cerned for her. In re­cent years her posts on so­cial me­dia have be­come in­creas­ingly un­fil­tered, of­ten threat­en­ing le­gal ac­tion against for­mer as­so­ciates, re­fer­ring to phys­i­cal and men­tal health dif­fi­cul­ties and dis­cussing trou­bles with her fam­ily and chil­dren. — AFP

File photo of Irish singer Sinead O'Con­nor per­forms dur­ing the Ital­ian State RAI TV pro­gram "Che Tempo che Fa", in Mi­lan, Italy. — AP

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