Sinead Oconnor has cancelled the remaining dates of her world tour, citing her on-going recovery from a "very serious breakdown". In a statement posted on her official website, the Irish songstress - who suffers from bipolar disorder - said she had scrapped all concerts this year.
According to BBC News, O'Connor has now deleted both her website and Twitter account, though a rather confused spokesman said, "We have had nothing confirmed yet but are working on the assumption that the statement on her website is correct". In the original statement, O'Connor said she was "unwell" and it was with "enormous regret" that she had to make the decision to cancel worldwide dates in support of her critically acclaimed album 'How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?'. She added, "As you all know I had a very serious breakdown between December and March and I had been advised by my doctor not to go on tour but didn't want to 'fail' or let anyone down as the tour was already booked to coincide with album release". O'Connor called her initial decision to perform "stupid" and conceded that she needed to take time out.
O'Connor has endured both health and personal problems in recent months. In December, she announced that she had split from her husband Barry Herridge after just 16 days of marriage. The singer-songwriter has targeted the Curtis Mayfield tribute concert at The Lincoln Center in New York in July as her return.