Sinéad O’Connor reveals she could have died if she hadn’t publicly reached out for help

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Sinéad O’Connor

Irish star Sinéad O’Connor has admitted that she would likely have died if she hadn’t publicly reached out for help.

The troubled singer has faced more than her share of adversity and often has struggled with her mental health.

She spoke to comedian Tommy Tiernan about the moment she reached her lowest ebb.

Sinéad O’Connor

It was back in 2017, when she posted a 12-minute video to her social media followers in which she revealed she was having suicidal thoughts.

A later post from the singer reassured fans that she would not act on those feelings.

O’Connor opened her heart in a deep and honest interview with Tiernan, revealing that she was going through a lot of issues all on top of each other at the time.

She said: “There was s*** going on in my life that drove me a bit mental in the midst of which I had a radical hysterectomy which would drive anyone mental.

“Do I have lots of friends? No I don’t, no.

“I suppose because I was a bit lonely, I am also agoraphobic, which nobody knows about, I never discuss that, which is a fear of open spaces so I don’t go out much.”

O’Connor also admitted that she can find it hard to trust people or believe that they would be her friend without an ulterior motive.

She said: “It would be rare for me to experience people who want to be friends with me just because they like me.

“There is usually a job or something else in it.

“And I have become untrusting of people. I became cynical, so I am not great at making friends. I am lacking in that department.”

Take a look at the video below.


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