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Sinead O’Connor’s concerning Facebook post

Police have rushed to the aid of the Irish singer.
Sinead O'Connor

Musician Sinead O’Connor has prompted fears for her health after writing a troubling Facebook message.

The Nothing Compares 2 U hit singer revealed she’d taken an “overdose” in a hotel in Ireland.

According to Daily Mail, she has since been found by police and is receiving medical treatment.

In her Facebook message she wrote:

“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. I could have been dead here for weeks already and they’d never have known.

“I’m such a rotten horrible mother and person, that I’ve been alone. Howling crying for weeks.”

The mother-of-four has received more than 4000 messages of support since posting the concerning message, with her fans urging her to “keep fighting”.

Where to get help:

• Lifeline: 0800 543 354 (available 24/7)

• Suicide Crisis Helpline: 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO) (available 24/7)

• Youth services: (06) 3555 906

• Youthline: 0800 376 633

• Kidsline: 0800 543 754 (4pm to 6pm weekdays)

• Whatsup: 0800 942 8787 (1pm to 11pm)

• The Word

• Depression helpline: 0800 111 757 (available 24/7)

• Rainbow Youth: (09) 376 4155

• CASPER Suicide Prevention

If it is an emergency and you feel like you or someone else is at risk, call 111.

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