Sinead O’Connor threatened to commit suicide in a harrowing letter the singer posted on Facebook Sunday afternoon. In the letter, O’Connor focuses on “a horrific set of betrayals” she accuses her family of perpetrating against her. “I have taken an overdose,” she warned. “There is no other way to get respect. I am not at home, I’m at a hotel, somewhere in Ireland, under another name. If I wasn’t posting this, my kids and family wouldn’t even find out.”
According to BreakingNews.ie (via Billboard), the singer has since been found “safe and sound” and receiving medical assistance from Irish police. O’Connor’s manager did not immediately return a request for comment.
In the letter, O’Connor expressed anger over being cut off from some of her children. “Apparently … I’m such a rotten horrible mother and Person, that I’ve been alone. Howling crying for weeks. And been told by them all [to] go fuck myself,” O’Connor wrote. “I’m invisible. I don’t matter a shred to anyone. No one has come near me. I’ve died a million times already with the pain of it. So yeah.. Strangers like me.. But my family don’t value me at all. They wouldn’t know if I was dead until weeks from now if I wasn’t fucking informing them now.”
If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).