Crying Sinead O'Connor recorded a video message about the fight against depressionBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/crying-sinead-oconnor-recorded-a-video-message-about-the-fight-against-depression
Irish-American singer and songwriter Sinead O'Connor posted a 12-minute video message on Facebook on August 4 about her mental illness and lack of support from her family. The star hopes that the video will be useful for others: many people suffer from mental illnesses who do not have resources like hers. Some time ago, the singer was sued by her long-term manager and former lover.
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The video has gained 1.6 million views. The singer in it confesses to three mental illnesses and says: "I'm fighting, fighting and fighting, like millions of others like me, just to get on with my life." She explains, "Mental illness is like a drug, it doesn't care who you are. What's worse, it doesn't affect alienation." The singer said that many times she asked her relatives to pick her up from the hotel, but they did not respond.: "Your family treats you like shit. This is a crime and it should be unacceptable to anyone who knows me or says they love me."
The Irishwoman also spoke about suicidal thoughts: "My life revolves around how not to die, and that's not life." According to her, she has been carrying the disease alone for two years and cannot imagine herself without her doctor, who calls the singer his heroine: "This is the only person in my life." In Ireland, O'Connor has two small children, and the singer complained that no one cares about them.
O'Connor lives alone at the New Jersey Travelodge Motel in New Jersey, where this video message was recorded. After him, a text message from someone close to her appeared on the singer's Facebook page.
Facebook appeal by Sinead O'Connor
The Daily Mail explained the singer's serious condition by legal proceedings with her former lover and manager, with whom she broke up in 2012.
70-year-old Fachtna O'sellaya met the singer in the 1980s and until recently helped her in her career. Now the manager has accused O'Connor of breaking off their business relationship without warning and slandering him in a letter published on the singer's website and her fans' website. The man demands to compensate him for losses in the amount of 452 thousand pounds (35 million rubles).
O'Connor denies the allegations. Her lawyer, who spoke at a pre-trial hearing in a Dublin court at the end of July, explained that the singer could not yet speak in her defense due to health problems.
Irish Sinead O'Connor is 50 years old. She has been married four times and has four children aged 29, 22, 13 and 10. The singer became famous in the 1990s by singing Prince's song Nothing Compares 2 U. In total, she has recorded 10 solo albums.
At the age of eight, the girl survived her parents' divorce, as a child she was expelled from Catholic school, and soon arrested for shoplifting and sent to an orphanage. At the age of 18, O'Connor lost her mother in a car accident.
The singer's name is associated with many scandals: in her youth, she spoke out in defense of the Irish Republican Army (and later announced joining the nationalist movement), refused to perform after the US anthem and announced that she would never talk to the press again. Just two weeks after their fourth wedding, O'Connor filed for divorce.
In 1992, the singer agreed to come to the Saturday Night Live TV show, and this performance became the main scandal in her career: in protest against sexual harassment in the Catholic Church, she tore up a photo of the pope. At the same time, at the rehearsal, O'Connor held a photo of a refugee child in her hands. After this act, the woman was booed, and she retired from big show business: she returned to Dublin, studied opera and performed in theatrical productions.
In 2003, the singer was diagnosed with bipolar affective disorder, or BAR, in which depressive phases in a person are replaced by manic states or hypomania with an upbeat and energetic mood and increased productivity. This is an endogenous disease ("endogenous" is formed from the Greek words "internal" and "origin"), that is, it is based on a hereditary predisposition. Endogenous mental disorders also include schizophrenia with epilepsy. It is believed that many famous writers and musicians suffered from bipolar disorder, including Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain and actress Catherine Zeta-Jones.
In 2016, the singer wrote an accusatory letter to her ex-husband and eldest son. In October, she told Facebook subscribers that she had completed a 30-day treatment at a recovery center. Before that, the singer was treated for depression and marijuana addiction.