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Sinéad O'Connor Plans to Seek Help by Entering Year-Long Trauma and Addiction Treatment Program

Junie Sihlangu
Nov 14, 2020
05:00 A.M.
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Musician Sinéad O'Connor has had to postpone 2021’s shows to allow herself to get better. In a series of tweets, the star explained that she was getting help for her trauma and addiction problems.


On Tuesday, November 10, 2020, singer Sinéad O'Connor, 53, took to Twitter to share the news that she was going off the grid for some time. In a series of tweets, the star shared how she was postponing all her shows for next year.

She explained that her shows would be moved to 2022 as she wouldn’t be available for a whole year. O’Connor shared with her fans that she was booking herself into a year-long trauma and addiction program.

Sinead O'Connor at the amfAR Inspiration Gala at Chateau Marmont, West Hollywood on October 27, 2011 | Photo: Shutterstock/s_bukley


She confessed what led to her decision sharing how she’d spent the past six years living in trauma. Even though 2020 has been hard for most people, mainly due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, the “Nothing Compares 2 U” singer shared how her personal trauma had finally ended.

O’Connor explained that she is now starting her recovery and healing. Going into detail about her addiction, she revealed to her fans that she lost someone she loved this year and the loss pushed her to become addicted.


In her candid post, the star shared how she’d initially been addicted to marijuana for 34 years but started using another drug to cope. Delving into her history some more, the singer revealed how she’d grown up with abuse and trauma.

She explained how things escalated for her when she didn’t deal with her issues and instead went straight into music. The Irish musician admitted that she never learned how to have a normal life.


O’Connor honestly shared that she also never took the time to heal and wasn’t even ready anyhow at the time. She asked her fans to hold onto their tickets until 2022 and promised to return with a new album and tour.

In her tweets, she also confessed that one of her children had become sick last year, and that added to her trauma. Now that the child has healed, she wanted to take care of herself.


She promised to still release her memoir in June 2021 and shared that she will be promoting it online. The singer vowed to continue posting on the social media platform until her treatment starts next week.

O’Connor has had some personal issues throughout her life. In 2016, she disappeared from a Chicago suburb and was luckily found safe after authorities showed concern for her health.


Two years after that she converted to Islam and changed her name to Shuhada’ Davitt. In October 2020, she seemed to be doing much better when she released her own version of the spiritual song “Trouble of the World.”

The song was made famous by Mahalia Jackson and it was the first release for O’Connor in five years. Her children are son Jake, daughter Roisin, son Shane, and Yeshua Francis Neil Bonadio.


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