24/06/2016 10:37 BST

Sinéad O'Connor Addresses Reports She Was 'Suicidal' On Facebook

'I'm far too f***ing happy for that.'

Sinéad O’Connor has dispelled “bullshit” rumours she had threatened to take her own life.

In the early hours of Friday morning (24 June), reports claimed that the ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ singer’s family in Ireland contacted police in Chicago to let them know she had contacted them to say she was having suicidal feelings.

Following this, Chicago police found someone threatening to jump off a bridge in the area, but it turned out to be a man in his mid-fifties, who has now been taken to hospital.

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Sinéad O'Connor

Writing on Facebook shortly after this, Sinéad set the record straight for her fans, insisting she was “far too fucking happy” to attempt suicide.

In a post that began with her reaction to the UK referendum result (Sinéad’s first update in almost three weeks), she wrote: “IRELAND IS OFFICIALLY NO LONGER OWNED BY BRITAIN!!!! CONGRATS TO EVERY MAN, WOMAN AND CHILD WHO EVER DIED FOR THE CAUSE OF IRISH FREEDOM.”

She concluded the status with an aside, insisting: By the way it's bullshit I jumped off a bridge, some stupid bitch up at Swords Garda station decided she'd like to throw a bit of false and malicious gossip about is all... AM FAR TOO FUCKING HAPPY FOR THAT!!”

Last month, police in Chicago went looking for Sinéad after she posted an erratic status update on her official Facebook page, and then not returning from a bike ride.

After fans and supporters grew concerned, police later issued a statement assuring them that she was “safe”.

Useful websites and helplines:

  • 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.)
  • Mind, open Monday to Friday, 9am-6pm on 0300 123 3393
  • Get Connected is a free advice service for people under 25. Call 0808 808 4994 or email: help@getconnected.org.uk
  • HopeLine runs a confidential advice helpline if you are a young person at risk of suicide or are worried about a young person at risk of suicide. Mon-Fri 10-5pm and 7pm-10pm. Weekends 2pm-5pm on 0800 068 41 41
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