Troubled Irish singer Sinead O’Connor has released a 12-minute video admitting she is suicidal and living out of a motel in the ‘a**e end of New Jersey’.
The 50-year-old musician posted the clip on Facebook revealing she was all by herself at the $70-a-night Travelodge motel and fighting to stay alive every day. While sat on the bed of the room in Hackensack, mother-of-four O’Connor said:
“I am now living in a Travelodge motel in the a**e end of New Jersey. I’m all by myself. ‘And there’s absolutely nobody in my life except my doctor, my psychiatrist – the sweetest man on earth, who says I’m his hero – and that’s about the only f***ing thing keeping me alive at the moment… and that’s kind of pathetic.
I want everyone to know what it’s like, that’s why I’m making this video. ‘Mental illness, it’s like drugs, it doesn’t give a s*** who you are, and equally what’s worse, it’s the stigma, it doesn’t give a s*** who you are.
Suddenly all the people who are supposed to be loving you and taking care of you are treating you like s***. It’s like a witch hunt.’ The troubled singer-songwriter said she was ‘fighting like all the millions of people’ battling a mental illness.
If it was just for me I’d be gone. Straight away back to my mum… because I’ve walked this earth alone for two years now as punishment for being mentally f***ing ill and getting angry that no one would f***ing take care of me,’ she said.
“I’m a 5ft 4in little f***ing woman wandering the world for two years by myself.’ She also added that she had been in hospital for kidney stones recently.