Sinead O'Connor asks for help on Twitter after reported suicide attempt
Sinead O'Connor made a public plea for help on Twitter asking her followers if they knew a psychiatrist in the Dublin, Ireland.
The 45-year-old singer, who has been in the news recently for her reconciliation with husband Barry Herridge, suffers from bipolar disorder and told fans she was "unwell" and "in danger."
"Does any1 know a psychiatrist in dublin or wicklow who could urgently see me today please? im really un-well... and in danger," O'Connor wrote on January 11. She added in another Tweet, "I desperately need to get back on meds today. am in serious danger."
The singer reportedly admitted to the U.K. tabloid The Sun that she attempted suicide on January 5 while in Los Angeles. O'Connor tells the paper she "took an overdose."
O'Connor was also recently hospitalized for a fractured ankle and reportedly attempted suicide once again shortly after.
Later on January 11, O'Connor thanked her fans for the doctors they suggested to her. "hey.. wanna thank all SO much for such great help today. have a number of numbers, contacts, etc now and appointments," she wrote.
"Spoke to some great psych docs u all put me on to, gonna meet a few.. but had go hos as fractured ankle (Good work funny ways)," she then Tweeted.
She also told other followers to also try to find help if they need it. She Tweeted, "Reach out if u [expletive]. the whole world is there to love an support u. dont be ashamed to reach out an dont mind any1 bashes u for it.. thats what hospitals said today. so.. thank God for twitter and Gods lovely ppl. now me work.. then me love up me man. x night xxx."
This is not the first time the singer has opened up about needing help and told her followers back in September that she has suicidal thoughts.
"I'm so tired. 24 yrs of being treated like a crazy person. Can't manage any more. Badly wish cud die without it ruining my kids lives," O'Connor wrote on September 14.
The worrisome Tweets led her followers to alert the authorities in O'Connor's native Ireland. Local police in Bray, County Wicklow sent a squad car to her home to ensure her personal safety.
She later opened up about the incident on her website and urged her fans not to hide their feelings.
In 1999, O'Connor attempted suicide on her 33rd birthday. She opened up about her suicide attempt on a 2007 episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show," where she also revealed that she had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
In December 2011, O'Connor, who is likely best known for her 1990 cover of "Nothing Compares 2 U," married Herridge on her birthday on December 8, at the drive-through Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, NV. It marked the singer's fourth marriage.
After 16 days of marriage, O'Connor announced in a blog post on December 26 that the two broke up. On January 4, O'Connor announced the two had reconciled.
"Spent beautiful evening of love making with nine [sic] other than husband! Who turned up angelically we decided to be boyfriend and girlfriend," O'Connor wrote on Twitter on January 3, continuing later, "Yay!!! we decided to be boyfriend and girlfriend again an stay married but we did rush so we gonna return to b friend g friend... an be sickenly happy an go counsellin [sic] an move in in like a yr like regular people.. but stay married an we all in love an [expletive] every other."
She has been previously married three times and has four children with four different fathers.
Her son Jake Reynolds was conceived during her first marriage to music producer John Reynolds. Her daughter Brigidine Roisine Waters was born in 1996 with her former partner, "The Irish Times" journalist John Waters. Her son Shane was born in 2004 with the help of Irish folk musician Donal Lunny and her fourth child, Yeshua Francis Neil was born in 2006 with former partner Frank Bonadio.
The 45-year-old singer rose to fame in the 80s with her debut album, "The Lion and the Cobra." She is set to release a new album titled "How About I Be Me (And You Be You)" on February 21.