Sinead O' Connor has revealed she took an overdose while in Los Angeles last Thursday (07.01.12) and almost tried to kill herself this week.
Sinead O'connor is recovering after taking an overdose last week.
The 'Nothing Compares 2 U' singer - who made a desperate plea for psychiatric help on twitter yesterday (11.01.12) - has revealed she attempted suicide while in Los Angeles last Thursday (07.01.12) and almost tried to kill herself again on Tuesday (10.01.12).
She told The Sun: "I took an overdose. God wants me around - though I can't think why."
However, Sinead had recovered by Friday (08.01.12) to wow guests - including Glenn Close - at a cocktail party celebrating the release of the 'Albert Nobbs' soundtrack, where she performed the film's theme tune 'Lay Your Head Down'.
Sinead - who has four children from previous relationships - has been finding it difficult to cope with opposition to her whirlwind marriage, split and reunion with fourth husband Barry Herridge, who she tied the knot with in December.
She was inundated with wellwishers offering contact details for psychiatrists near her home in Wicklow, Ireland, yesterday and has revealed she will be treated for short term depression with medication after getting advice when she went to hospital for a broken ankle.
Sinead wrote: "hey... wanna thank all SO much for such great help today. have a number of numbers, contacts, etc now and appointments ... spoke to some great psych docs u all put me on to, gonna meet a few.. but had go hos as fractured ankle (Good work funny ways)
"so they wus fab help too.. but u all amazing to send numbers and ideas and i love u all so much for that and am feeling much better
"so me start meds for few weeks just they say to lift out of apres marital abuse of inoccent hubby by nasty ppl depression
"SO much. especially too i wanna thank hospitals tahat contacted and said well done for tweeting and reachng out.. they said very important
"no am not to be bothered if anyone gives hard time.. so guys... do reach out.. however u have to.. it works. thank u SO much.
"the whole world is there to love an support u. dont be ashamed to reach out an dont mind any1 bashes u for
"it.. thats what hospitals said today. so.. thank God for twitter and Gods lovely ppl. now me work.. then me love up me man. x night xxx
"anyway me go do phoners now for album. cant let shit stop me working. i just wanted 2 thank u all SO much an say i love u all : ) (sic)"