Sinead O’Connor has been hospitalized after tweeting heartbreaking messages suggesting she was planning to ‘follow’ her son Shane just days after his death.
The distraught 55-year-old singer told fans on Thursday afternoon that she was “with cops now on their way to the hospital” just an hour after his harrowing thread about death as well.
“I decided to follow my son. There’s no point living without him,” she said of 17-year-old Shane, whose body was found on January 7, a day after he went missing while on suicide watch in a Irish hospital.
“I only stayed for him. And now he’s gone,” the ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ star wrote.
In her dejected state, the star blamed herself for her son’s death, saying she was a ‘monster’ who had alienated her family and ‘didn’t deserve to live’.
“God wronged me. So I send myself back and find the only person on this earth who ever truly loved me,” she wrote of her son.
She followed the thread an hour later reassuring alarmed subscribers that she was headed to the hospital.
“I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have said that …I’m sorry for upsetting everyone,” she said of her previous tweets.
“I am lost without my child and I hate myself. The hospital will help for a while,” she said.
O’Connor shared custody of Shane with Irish folk singer Donal Lunny. The singer has been married four times and has three other children, Jake Reynolds, Roisin Waters and Yeshua Francis Neil Bonadio, according to reports.
If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts or experiencing a mental health crisis and live in New York City, you can call 1-888-NYC-WELL for free, confidential crisis counseling. If you live outside of the five boroughs, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255 or go to SuicidePreventionLifeline.org.