Wow! Sinead O'Connor Completely Unrecognizable in New Pic

Entertainment Aug. 8, 2011 AT 4:57PM
Wow! Sinead O'Connor Completely Unrecognizable in New Pic Credit: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic; Mark Doyle/Splash News Online

Oh, O'Connor!

Sinead O'Connor performed in her hometown of Bray in County Wicklow, Ireland for the first time in five years -- and the 44-year-old singer looked nothing like her early-90s self.

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Once famous for her shaved bald head, pixie-like figure and penchant for controversy, the "Nothing Compares 2 U" singer debuted a chopped, shoulder-length black hair and glasses, and showed off her fuller figure in a blazer and cropped top that revealed her belly button through sheer fabric.

At Saturday's show, O'Connor lent her incredible voice to guest with reggae singer Natty Wailer.

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"I really enjoyed it," O'Connor, wearing a large crucifix, told Ireland's The Independent after the show.

"I've been here in Bray for five years and have always been a bit jealous of bands I've seen here. It's everyone's childhood dream to play on a bandstand," she said.

O'Connor is now a mother of four children. After coming out as a lesbian in 2005, the singer later told Entertainment Weekly, "I'm three-quarters heterosexual, a quarter gay."

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On a 2007 episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show, O'Connor revealed that she had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2003.

Her last studio album, Theology, was released in 2007.

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