Sinead O'Connor Seeks Help on Twitter After Suicide Attempt
Relationship woes aren't the only thing Sinead O'Connor has on her mind these days.
The Irish singer -- who made headlines after splitting from her husband of 18 days Barry Herridge only to get back together -- sought psychiatric help from her Twitter followers Wednesday after a suicide attempt.
"Does anyone know a psychiatrist in Dublin or Wicklow who could urgently see me today please? I'm really unwell and in danger. I desperately need to get back on meds today," O'Connor, 45, wrote Wednesday, asking her 7,200 followers for help after overdosing on pills the week before in Los Angeles.
After the January 5 attempt, the singer was hospitalized for a broken ankle and again tried to end it all.
Speaking to the U.K. Sun after the incident, O'Connor revealed that "God obviously wants me around —- though I can't think why."
Expressing her appreciation for the fans and medical professionals who came to her aid over the Internet, O'Connor argues she ran out of options. "I just had to make a cry for help," she told The Sun of her Twitter plea.
This is not the first time O'Connor has been open about her psych struggles. In September 2011, she took to her website to address a series of seemingly suicidal tweets, that included "Anyway...If any1 knows how I can kill myself...Without my kids finding out I did it deliberately pls tell me asa f--kin p."
"I do believe suicide is a sin. Because you may as well have murdered every one who loves you even remotely. Including 'God,'" O'Connor blogged. "And we all have people who adore us...Even if we think we don't. BUT It's ok to FEEL suicidal. That is most definitely neither a sin nor a sign necessarily, of madness. It's quite normal to feel that way sometimes."