Sinéad O’Connor was admitted to hospital a week after her 17-year-old son was found dead.
The “Nothing Compares 2 U” singer told fans on Thursday night that she was heading to the hospital for help after sharing a series of disturbing posts on Twitter that she planned to take her own life.
“I decided to follow my son. It’s no use living without it. Everything I touch, I spoil. I just stayed for him. And now he’s gone,” she wrote on an unverified Twitter account linked to her official account.
O’Connor – who has been open about her own mental struggles and suicidal thoughts in the past – went on to say that she felt “lost” and blamed herself for the death of her teenage son.
The mother of four followed the thread an hour later, apologizing for her alarming posts and reassuring fans that she was seeking medical attention.
“Sorry. I shouldn’t have said that. I’m with the police now on my way to the hospital. Sorry for upsetting everyone,” she posted, adding, “I’m lost without my son and I hate myself. The hospital will help a little. But I’m going to find Shane. This is just a delay.”
O’Connor’s representatives declined to comment on the matter. CNN.
Shane O’Connor’s body was discovered on January 7, two days after he disappeared, the singer’s management company confirmed to CNN on Saturday.
O’Connor announced his death on Twitter, saying his “beautiful” son “has decided to end his earthly struggle.”
“Nevi’im Nesta Ali Shane O’Connor, the very light of my life, decided to end her earthly struggle today and is now with God,” she wrote. “May he rest in peace and may no one follow his example. My baby. I love you lots. Please be at peace.”
Reference: CNN Brasil