Singer Sinead O’Connor was admitted to a hospital to receive help, one week after her 17-year-old son was found dead.
The Irish singer was hospitalized after a series of tweets on an unverified Twitter account linked to her official account, CNN reported.
“I’ve decided to follow my son. There is no point living without him,” the “Nothing Compares 2 U” singer wrote. “Everything I touch, I ruin. I only stayed for him. And now he’s gone,” she wrote on an unverified Twitter account linked to her official account.
O’Connor’s 17-year-old son, Shane O’Connor, was found dead in Ireland on Jan. 7 after he had gone missing for several days. The singer initially blamed Tusla, Ireland’s child and family agency, along with the country’s health service executive, but later apologized and said they are “human,” Irish Central reported.
“I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have said that. I am with cops now on way to (the) hospital. I’m sorry I upset everyone,” O’Connor reportedly posted, according to CNN.
“I am lost without my kid and I hate myself. Hospital will help a while,” the tweet added. “But I’m going to find Shane. This is just a delay.”
The tweets have since been deleted, USA Today reported.
O’Connor’s representatives declined to comment, CNN reported.
Sinead O’Connor shared her son -- her third of four children -- with musician Donal Lunny, People reported.
Sinead O’Connor became famous for her 1990 cover of Prince’s song, “Nothing Compares 2 U.” The singer grew up in an abusive family in Ireland and has been candid about her own struggles with mental illness, according to The Associated Press.
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