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Singer Sinead O’connor ‘threatens suicide’ in Facebook post

The post, whose authenticity could not immediately be verified, read that she had taken an overdose, but police say she is safe

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Troubled Irish singer Sinead O’Connor appeared to have attempted suicide on Sunday, after a statement on her Facebook page said she had taken an overdose.

The post, whose authenticity could not immediately be verified, expresses hurt that O’Connor had been cut off from her family by events described as “a horrific set of betrayals.”

“There is no other way to get respect. I am not at home, I’m at a hotel, somewhere in Ireland, under another name,” read the statement.

“If I wasn’t posting this, my kids and family wouldn’t even find out. I could have been dead here for weeks already and they’d never have known.”

A public relations company linked to O’Connor was not immediately available for comment.

A spokesman for the Irish police refused to comment, but a police source said O’Connor had been “located safe.”

Media reports said she was receiving medical treatment.

In another post on Facebook on Saturday, O’Connor said she was finished with the music industry.

“Music is over for me. Music did this. Rendered me invisible even unto my children. Murdered my soul. I’m never going back to music.”