Sinead O’Connor Pleads for Help, Says She’s Living in Motel

Sinead O’Connor emotionally pleaded for help from her family and opened up about her mental illness in a Facebook video posted from a New Jersey motel she had been living in.

The video is the latest public glimpse of the singer’s ongoing struggle with mental health problems.

The 50-year-old Irish singer says in the 12-minute video posted Thursday that she was staying alive for the sake of others, like her psychiatrist, and if it were up to her, she’d “be gone.”

“I’m fighting, fighting, fighting, fighting — like all the millions and millions that I know I’m one of — to stay alive every day,” she said in the video.

O’Connor lamented what she described is a lack of support from loved ones, saying that “strangers on Facebook” are kinder to her than her own family. She asked her adult children and their fathers to make an effort to bring her home to Ireland.

“It should not be acceptable to any man who knows me and claims to love and care about me that I’m still sitting here after two years and I’m begging … to be brought home,” she said through tears.

O’Connor said she was living in a New Jersey Travelodge and later posted the address of a Travelodge in South Hackensack.

 

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