Singer Sinead O’Connor, who has struggled with mental illness and has reportedly survived a number of suicide attempts, triggered concerns over her well-being when she posted a video talking about her struggles and asking for help.
The U.K. publication The Independent reports that O’Connor has been staying in a motel in New Jersey, where she recorded the video. The video first surfaced on Facebook.
“The Irish songwriter, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, took to the social media site for a tearful confessional recording, opening up about how alone she has felt since losing custody of her 13-year-old son,” the story reports. “In the video, posted from the Travelodge in New Jersey where she says she is now living, the 50-year-old said she suffers from three mental illnesses.”
O’Connor can be seen in the clip saying: “I’m all by myself, there’s absolutely nobody in my life. … I’m now living in a Travelodge motel in the arse-end of New Jersey. … [No one] except my doctor, my psychiatrist — who is the sweetest man on earth who says I’m his hero — and that’s about the only f**king thing keeping me alive at the moment. The fact that I’m his bloody hero … and that’s kind of pathetic.”
Here’s the clip, posted by The Independent …