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Sinead O’Connor was hospitalised after posting a string of alarming now deleted tweets related to her son’s recent suicide.
The singer took to Twitter earlier this week, writing: “I’ve decided to follow my son. There is no point living without him. Everything I touch, I ruin. I only stayed for him. And now he’s gone”.
“I’ve destroyed my family. My kids don’t want to know me. I am a shit person. And you all only think I’m nice because I can sing. I’m not.”
In an additional Tweet, O’Connor said that the she doesn’t “deserve to live”.
“I’m a piece of shit. I don’t deserve to live and everyone who knows me will be better off without me. I am sorry for all the harm I caused.”
Authorities were alerted once the worrisome tweets were published. O’Connor was subsequently hospitalized for her own wellbeing and her own apparent threats of suicide.
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The ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ singer has since taken to Twitter to apologise for her Tweets, and explained that she is grieving her son’s death.
“I’m sorry for what I tweeted yesterday. I’m very upset. My son was the love of my life. I am sorry I’ve upset tusla and just about every other human being on earth also. I am ruined without my son. I am sorry I’ve upset anyone. I’m a twat,” she posted.
I’m sorry for what I tweeted yesterday. I’m very upset. My son was the love of my life. I am sorry I’ve upset tusla and just about every other human being on earth also. I am ruined without my son. I am sorry I’ve upset anyone. I’m a twat.
— Sinead The 1 And Only (@OhSineady) January 14, 2022
O’Connors son, Shane O’Connor, was found dead on January 7th, 2022, after reportedly escaped suicide watch. He was 17 years old.