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Sinead O'Connor goes into rehab for a year after the death of a close friend drove her to drugs


Sinead O'Connor goes into rehab for a year after the death of a close friend drove her to drugs

Concerned singer Sinead O'Connor takes a break from performing as she goes into a year-long rehabilitation program.

The 53-year-old Irish star told her fans that she would have to postpone performances scheduled for 2021.

She added, “If I take this time to heal, I'll be on tour for a lifetime. If I don't, I won't. & # 39;

The Islam convert, who became famous in 1990 with Nothing Compares 2 U, said she lost a friend that year and dealt with one of her four sick children.

Sinead O & # 39; Connor (pictured September 2019) said Tuesday on Twitter she was postponing her shows to 2022 to participate in a year-long trauma and addiction program.

"Thank goodness the child is fine now, but the mother needs TLC," she wrote on Twitter. Miss O & # 39; Connor, who also uses the name Shuhada Sadaqat, wrote, “This year I loved someone who was loved and affected me so much that I briefly became addicted to a drug other than weed.

“I had six very traumatic years and this year was the end, but now recovery is beginning.

“This year I lost someone who was loved and affected myself so much that I temporarily became addicted to a drug other than weed. I've been addicted to weeds for 34 years. A life long.

The Nothing Compares 2 U hitmaker then asked her fans to be "supportive" and keep her tickets for 2022 when she vowed to return with a new album

The Nothing Compares 2 U hitmaker then asked her fans to be "supportive" and keep her tickets for 2022 when she vowed to return with a new album

The singer (picture: December 2019) described the music industry as an "unforgiving place" for those who have to postpone shows due to emotional or mental health problems

The singer (picture: December 2019) described the music industry as an "unforgiving place" for those who have to postpone shows due to emotional or mental health problems

“I grew up with a lot of trauma and abuse. I then went straight into the music business. And never really learned how to lead a normal life. I never took the right time to heal. Wasn't ready either. & # 39;

The singer-songwriter has regularly documented her mental health issues over the years, often using social media as a sounding board for her suffering.

In 2017, she changed her name to Magda Davitt before converting to Islam a year later, and changed it again to Shuhada Sadaqat, but continues to record and perform under her maiden name.

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