Hours after being found at a nearby hotel, Sinéad O’Connor launched an angry, foul-mouthed tirade against her family on her official Facebook page. In the letter, the 49-year-old singer blames her ex-husband John Reynolds for abandoning her because of her sensitive medical conditions, including the tendency to commit suicide.
“You all abandoned me FOR BEING SUICIDAL. YOU F***ING UTTER C***S. YOU LEFT ME TO DIE. Jake says he knows I have mental illness yet he jumps on the cripple.” Jake is her son with John Reynolds. “Every one of you had better pray I die. Because I’m suing the f***ing lot of you for what you’ve done to me if I manage to live through it,” she continued.
Sinéad O’Connor further alleged that her father meted out ill treatment to her mother as well. She says that her father and her ex-husband wanted her to abort Jake. “I never had a penny to help from any father of my children. If you and my father had got what you pushed for, Jake wouldn’t even f***ing be alive. Only I fought because he was my baby and I LOVED HIM, CHILD AS I WAS MYSELF. You and my father dropped me off at the hospital to get rid of him, f*** sake,” the singer wrote in her letter.
The drama deepens. She asks her ex-husband “How many abortions have you forced women successfully to have John? Have you counted? I stopped counting about sixteen years ago.” She also asks her son Jake, who had just become a father himself, to take care of her seriously ill son Shane. “Jake, take custody of Shane. Apologies to him for using him to punish your mother. I will send you money. Make sure he gets therapy and medication if he needs it,” she wrote.
In an earlier Facebook post, O’Connor had said she was cancelling the rest of her gigs for 2015 to take care of her son Shane. “My child has been suffering from a life-threatening medical condition since early March 2015. It is the type of condition my child will definitely survive if correct care is taken and is supervised by myself. Otherwise, there is no guarantee. That is the plain truth.”
The singer, who is famous for her new arrangement of Prince’s song “Nothing Compares 2 U,” threatened legal action against her family members in the closing lines of her letter. “You f*cking best pray God kills me because unlike my poor mother, I will not let this drop. We are all going to court and we are gonna have this out in full public for once and for all.”
The rest of her explosive letter can be read on her Facebook page.