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Sinead O'Connor receiving medical care following overdose - report

Published 29/11/2015

Sinead O'Connor
Sinead O'Connor

Sinead O'Connor has sparked concern with a series of social media posts.

Singer Sinead O'Connor is receiving medical assistance after reportedly overdosing.

The Nothing Compares 2 U star sparked concerns for her welfare on Sunday (29Nov15), when she sent out a message on claiming she had overdosed in a hotel room in Ireland. In the post, the 48 year old accused her family of betraying her and abandoning her as she deals with a sick child and recovers from a recent hysterectomy.

"There is only so much any woman can be expected to bear," she writes on the social media site. "What was done to me this week was appalling cruelty. By my husband, my family..., by my son, Jake, and by (former partner) Donal Lunny... 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 (my son) 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."

The singer goes on to insist she is posting the message because it is the only way her family will know what happened to her, and she accuses them of not caring if she dies.

"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 s**t just when I've had my womb and ovaries chopped out and my child is frighteningly sick," she continues. "I'm such a rotten horrible mother and Person, that I've been alone. Howling, crying for weeks. And been told by them all to go f**k 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... Strangers like me.. But my family don't (sic) value me at all. They wouldn't know if I was dead until weeks from now if I wasn't f**king 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... My children don't care if I live or die anyway. Neither do their dads. Everyone is better off. Never, ever do this to a woman again."

According to, O'Connor has been battling with her son, Jake, and ex-boyfriend Lunny over the custody of her underage children, and has accused them of illegally keeping her from seeing them.

The singer explains they took her children from her after she became depressed following her surgery in August (15) and she also lays blame on authorities in the country for placing her children in the care of their fathers.

It is unclear what O'Connor's condition is, but she has reportedly been found "safe and sound" and is being treated.

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