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Fans Are Concerned For Sinead O’Connor After The Singer Reveals She's Suicidal In Disturbing Video

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Sinead O'Connor was one of the biggest names in pop music in the '80s and '90s, but recently she's made headlines for struggling with mental illness and drug abuse.

O'Connor, from the music video for "Nothing Compares 2 U"Live Internet

The singer's early life wasn't as glamorous as you might expect. Growing up in Ireland, she and her siblings were physically abused by their parents, and she was sent to an asylum at age 15 after being caught shoplifting.

To make things even worse, O'Connor's mother died in a car crash in 1985, just before her debut album The Lion and the Cobra made her an international celebrity. But since the peak of her career, when her cover of Prince's song "Nothing Compares 2 U" became a worldwide hit, the singer has led a troubled life.

Along with an addiction to prescription drugs, O'Connor has lived with bipolar disorder, PTSD and suicidal thoughts from an early age. She revealed in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that she attempted suicide in 1999, on her 33rd birthday.

O'Connor being interviewed by Oprah Winfrey in 2006.Oprah

After drawing headlines for entering rehab, seeking treatment for her mental health and losing custody of her teenage son Shane, a video released by this singer this week has her fans more concerned than ever.

Find out what O'Connor said on the next page...

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