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Sinead O’Connor Posts Possible Suicide Note To Facebook, Claims She Has ‘Taken An Overdose’

Evan Agostini, Getty Images
Evan Agostini, Getty Images

It seems that iconic Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O’Connor posted what appears to be a suicide note to her official Facebook page earlier this morning. The letter, which claims that she has “taken an overdose,” details the hardships O’Connor has been facing over the past few months regarding her health and personal life, including undergoing a hysterectomy back in August. The note also details an ongoing battle with her ex-boyfriend, Irish folk singer Donal Lunny, who allegedly refuses to let O’Connor see their 11-year-old son Shane.

“The last two night finished me off. I have taken an overdose. There is no other way to get respect,” the heartbreaking letter reads, which O’Connor also claims (within the letter) was written from a hotel in Ireland that she’s been staying under a fake name in. The post was the last in a series of related distraught updates the singer shared over the course of 24 hours on Facebook.

Thankfully, since its posting on Facebook, an Irish news outlet called Breaking News Ireland has reported that the Irish police have found O’Conner “safe and sound,” and that she is currently receiving medical treatment. There’s no confirmation yet that O’Connor actually took an overdose or that the letter was, with no uncertainty, personally posted by her.

You can read the distressing letter below:

There is only so much any woman can be expected to bear. What was done to me this week was appalling cruelty. By my husband, my family, by St Pats and by An Gardai Siochana, by my son, Jake and by Donal Lunny and Angela singleton, by my son’s girlfriend, his friends… after everything I’ve been put through and been forced to go through alone .. And punished for having to go through since I had the surgery on August 26th. Or since Shane became unwell in March, 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. I have taken an overdose. There is no other way to get respect. I am not at home, I’m at a hotel, somewhere in ireland, under another name
If I wasn’t posting this, my kids and family wouldn’t even find out. Was dead for another fortnight since none of them bother their hole with me for a minute. I could have been dead here for weeks already and they’d never have known. Because apparently I’m scum and deserve to be abandoned and treated like shit just when I’ve had my womb and ovaries chopped out and my child is frighteningly sick. I’m such a rotten horrible mother and Person, that I’ve been alone. Howling crying for weeks. And been told by them all t go fuck myself. I’m invisible. I don’t matter a shred to anyone. No one has come near me. I’ve died a million times already with the pain of it. So yeah.. Strangers like me.. But my family don’t value me at all. They wouldn’t know if I was dead until weeks from now if I wasn’t fucking informing them now.
well done guys, you’ve finally got rid of me. Sorry the penny didn’t drop sooner. I’m an idiot. When you planned to get me away from my babies did you plan for me losing my mind over it? It being the final straw? For how you’re gonna explain why I died? Make sure you tell the truth. BARRY.. THEY WONT. YOURE THE ONLY ONE WHO KNOWS ME OR THE TRUTH. PLEASE STAND FOR ME AND TELL IT. i can’t play twister. My children don’t care if I live r die anyway. Neither do their dads. Everyone is better off. Never ever do this to a woman again. Let this be your lesson. I survived it when John waters did it.. I can’t survive Jake doing it.

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