08/08/2017 14:20 BST

Annie Lennox Leads Supportive Messages For Sinéad O’Connor, Following Star’s Emotional Facebook Video

Hundreds of fans have shared messages for Sinéad.

Annie Lennox is one of many people to speak out in support of Sinéad O’Connor, following the ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ singer’s emotional Facebook video post.

In the clip, Sinéad opened up about living with mental illness, and disclosed that she is living in a Travelodge in New Jersey, while telling fans she hopes the video can be “somehow helpful” to other people who are suffering.

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Annie Lennox

The video saw Sinead become very emotional as she explained that she does not have a very big support network, prompting many fans - including Annie - to respond positively online.

Posting on her official Facebook page, Annie writes: “I just watched this truly distressing call for help by Sinéad O’Connor, from a motel room in New Jersey, where she says there’s no one there to help her, with the exception of a psychiatrist and a doctor.

“I realise that Sinéad has some serious mental health issues, but she appears to be completely out on a limb and I’m concerned for her safety.

“Are there no close friends or family who could be with her to give her some loving support? It’s terrible to see her in such a vulnerable state.”

A number of fans have also taken to Twitter to share support for the star:

While Sinéad spoke candidly about a number of the problems she is facing, the video message concluded with her stating her intention to come through the other side of her dark period.


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Sinéad O’Connor in 2014

She insisted: “I’m really sad and I shouldn’t be here and I know I’m just one of millions and that’s the only thing that keeps me going. I’m making this video because I am one of millions.

“You’ve got to take care of us ... We are doing our best like everybody else.

“Three fucking illnesses made me suicidal ... My whole life is revolving around just not dying.

“And I’m not going to die, I’m not going to die but still this is no way for people to be living. I’m not doing this for me. I’m staying alive for the people that are doing this to me. If it was me, I’d be gone.”

Watch Sinéad’s full video below (contains sensitive content):

Useful websites and helplines:
  • Mind, open Monday to Friday, 9am-6pm on 0300 123 3393
  • Samaritans offers a listening service which is open 24 hours a day, on 116 123 (UK and ROI - this number is FREE to call and will not appear on your phone bill.)
  • Get Connected is a free advice service for people under 25. Call 0808 808 4994 or email: help@getconnected.org.uk