Sinead O’Connor back on depression medication after tearful Facebook video
Sinead O’Connor explained to fans she’s back on medication for her depression after sparking concern when she appeared to contemplate suicide in an emotional Facebook video.
The Nothing Compares 2 U singer has a history of mental illness and fans feared for her wellbeing after she posted a near 13-minute film on Facebook on Friday (04Aug17), in which she claimed to have been abandoned by her loved ones, and that the help of her psychiatrist was “the only thing keeping me alive at the moment”.
A representative for the star later took to the social media site to calm fans’ fears, insisting Sinead was “not suicidal”, and the Irish singer-songwriter has opened up once again in another post on Facebook.
“Good people of Facebook. Thank you for your love. I am well. In a wonderful, loving hospital,” she began. “Passed the b**tard kidney stone. Held it in my hand. Doctor kept me because they were worried about me being alone.”
Sinead continued to state that the initial diagnosis she had been given of bipolar disorder, in a previous hospital, has now been dismissed by her new medical team. She added that the hospital in Hackensack, New Jersey, had “very unprofessionally cold-turkeyed me off all meds two weeks ago and that is why I became ill”.
“I am now back on depression meds and also meds for PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder),” she continued. “I have the best doctor and medical team now that I have ever had. And today I woke up beaming smiling for no reason at all. Every day I am more me, alive, like the sun is coming up more every day.”
The post continued to reveal that Sinead had fired her manager Bruce Garfield and “hired a new female manager and a criminal lawyer who will be pressing full charges and sending him to jail on behalf of all dead and defrauded musicians who’s managers had no sense of duty of care”, which the singer elaborated on in several later messages on Facebook.
Writing entirely in capital letters, Sinead addressed her former employee: “BRUCE… What sick part of your head failed to hear that you are being prosecuted and sent to jail by me, for forgery and for facilitating my suicide four times as well as failing to act to save my life. ?”
She then warned Garfield to stop contacting her and her friends.
In a comment to Billboard.com about Sinead’s post, Garfield said: “I am no longer managing Sinead. I think her Facebook post speaks for itself.”