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In the latest alarming incident in what has been a tumultuous month for Sinead O’Connor, the Irish singer-songwriter has taken to Twitter to ask her fans for psychiatrist recommendations and declare, “I’m really un-well… and in danger.”
In a string of Twitter posts that began on Wednesday morning, Jan. 11, O’Connor told fans that she was “in serious danger” and asked, “Does anyone [sic] know a psychiatrist in Dublin or Wicklow who could urgently see me today please?” She then sent out an e-mail address and asked fans to send her recommendations, writing, “Me don’t wanna leave me kids. Or fuck up me work. I’m sorry worrying anyone.. is just am sick and ireland shit for finding help cant think of any other way.”
O’Connor’s latest cry for help comes one week after she announced that she and her new husband, Barry Herridge, had reconciled after calling off their marriage 18 days, after a Las Vegas drive-thru wedding ceremony on Dec. 8. “Guess who had [sic] a mad love making affair with her own husband last night?” she tweeted on Jan. 4. “We decided to be boyfriend and girlfriend again an stay married.”
On Wednesday, O’Connor alluded to the emotional harm caused by an article that ran in the Irish Independent on Sunday and alleged that Herridge was counseling drug-addicted teenagers as his new bride was searching for drugs.
“The sindo article about them trying to lose barry his job and everyone being shit to him for marrying me has spun me off and I’m ill,” O’Connor wrote.
In the midst of her ongoing personal problems, O’Connor is set to release a new album, How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?, on Feb. 21. A two-night residency at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Forever Cemetery begins on Feb. 20.
Last week, the Hollywood Reporter caught up with the beleagured singer at a release party for the Albert Nobbs soundtrack held on Jan. 6 at West Hollywood hotel the Palihouse. O’Connor had flown in from Dublin to sing just one song, “Lay Your Head Down,” which was co-written by Bryan Byrne and Glenn Close and plays during the end credits to the film.
When asked about the ups and downs of her life of late, she responded, ‘You, like everyone else, can read about it on Twitter. People keep asking me why I’m always on Twitter. I’m just havin’ a bit of fun, really. Like everyone else. I’m no different than everyone else.”
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