Fans have become concerned about Sinead O’Connor’s mental health since she posted a Facebook video saying she was “all alone” at a Travelodge motel in New Jersey and fighting to stay alive through her mental illness.
O’Connor posted the video last Friday from what appeared to be her hotel room, claiming that everyone in her life besides her medical team has abandoned her.
“I’m all by myself,” she said. “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****** thing keeping me alive at the moment, the fact that I’m his b***** hero… and that’s kind of pathetic.”
O’Connor said she is suffering from a kidney stone, and that she has been “wandering the world alone” for the last two years since she became estranged from her family.
While the Irish singer admitted she was deeply depressed and sometimes had suicidal thoughts, she said she would stay alive for other people in her life.
“I’m not staying alive for me,” O’Connor said. “If it was me I’d be gone.”
“I hope that this video is somehow helpful,” she said. “Not actually to me but the fact that I know that I’m only one of millions of millions of millions of people who are just like me actually who don’t have necessarily the resources that I have in my heart or my purse for that matter.”
O’Connor later posted an address on her Facebook page, believed to be of the South Hackensack, New Jersey, hotel where she was staying.
South Hackensack police told CBS Local that they went to the hotel and did a welfare check on O’Connor, but by the time they arrived, she was no longer staying there. The police do not know where she is staying now.
Late Monday night, someone posted on O’Connor’s Facebook page on her behalf, saying that singer was safe and not suicidal.
Days earlier, O’Connor made a public Facebook request asking a presumed acquaintance if he had a room for her. He declined, but offered to connect her with someone else who he thought could help her. He also suggested it may be better for O’Connor to stay close to her doctors.
Anyone experiencing suicidal thoughts should immediately contact the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.
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