Irish singer Sinead O’Connor safe after overdose post: report

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Entertainment News: Sinead O’Connor “safe and well” after suicide attempt.

Cops responded to calls about the 48-year-old singer after she wrote that she had “taken an overdose” at a hotel in Ireland. Sinead O’Connor’s possible suicide post got more than 6,000 “likes” on Facebook — but a meaningless mouseclick is no substitute for getting the depressed person what he or she really needs: help. “Time is anybody’s ally.The singer Sinead O’Connor is reportedly receiving medical treatment after a worrying message about taking an ‘overdose’ was posted on her Facebook page. She was reported safe and received medical assistance, reports say. “You stole my sons from me,” O’Connor wrote. “Then you had hypocrisy to come to hospital and then not be here when I wake and not pick up phone? The vast majority of people struggling with thoughts of suicide, if given time, can talk themselves out of the immediate crisis,” says Garra Lloyd-Lester of the Suicide Prevention Center of New York State. “Encourage them to reach out for help.” Facebook has partnered with the Suicide Prevention Lifeline to offer online crisis services so that people in distress can get professional help stat.

It seems being kept away from her children drove her to the edge. “There is only so much any woman can be expected to bear,” O’Connor wrote. “What was done to me this week was appalling cruelty. By my husband, my family, by St Pats and by An Gardai Siochana, by my son, Jake and by Donal Lunny and Angela Singleton, by my son’s girlfriend, his friends… after everything I’ve been put through and been forced to go through alone… Gardai Police were alerted to her message and found O’Connor, according to the Irish Examiner. In the lengthy message posted two hours ago, O’Connor, who has four children, said she was “broken by events during this week and claimed to have been subject to “appalling cruelty”. Because apparently I’m scum and deserve to be abandoned and treated like shit just when I’ve had my womb and ovaries chopped out and my child is frighteningly sick,” she wrote.

Then click on the result, “How do I help someone who has posted suicidal content on the site,” and fill out a form with the name and web address of the user, and any other relevant information. O’Connor, 48, underwent a hysterectomy in August and cancelled all of her 2015 shows in July to care for her child after he was diagnosed with a “life-threatening illness”. The mother of four has been in battle against two of her ex husbands to see her youngest children, Shane Lunny (11) and Yeshua Bonadio (8), People magazine reported.

The Facebook team will also work to take the alarming posts down to nip any copycats in the bud. “Many people that have begun thinking baout suicide as an option feel lonely, they feel invisible, they feel isolated,” says Lloyd-Lester. “And if they’re seeing a lot of positive attention toward someone either thinking about suicide openly online, or who has already completed suicide, there is a glamorization around that … might encourage others.” As of Monday morning, however, O’Connor’s distressing status update had been shared more than 4,500 times. US singer Tamar Braxton, who was due to perform as part of the BET Experience on December 12, has cancelled her trip to South Africa after being hospitalised with blood clots on her lungs. Ruth Sutherland, Samaritans’ CEO said, “Our research shows that many people find social media to be a crucial outlet when they are struggling to cope.

In an Instagram message, Braxton said: “After yesterday’s final #dwts ( Dancing With The Stars) performance I went back to the hospital (after the doctors didn’t want me to leave in the first place) only to find out that I don’t have pneumonia but something way more serious and that is having several P.E.‘s (blood clots in both sides of my lungs). If you are concerned about someone you know, or are experiencing difficult feelings, talking through whatever is getting to you can make all the difference – it can be life saving.” Of course, if your loved one claims to have already harmed him or herself, the first, best call is to 911, experts say. “Then you’re looking at rendering physical First Aid, so you should notify the authorities as soon as possible,” says Lloyd-Lester.

But in this case, my health is my current obstacle… And in TRUE #tamartian form I must go about this the exact same way as I would anything else”. Blige, who last performed in South Africa in 2007, will join artists Maxwell, Raphael Saadiq, Tamar Braxton and Young Thug on the same stage as AKA, Flavour and Diamond Platnumz. According to Sowetan Live, the child star went on to record three gospel albums and made his last public appearance on November 22 at His Grace Performing Arts Centre in Parow. This year’s list saw AKA, K.O, Ricky Rick and Okmalumkoolkat making it into the top five and last year’s number four Khuli Chana dropping to number seven.

English musician and music producer Mark Ronson and singer Bruno Mars won the Soul Train award for Song of the Year and Video of the year for Uptown Funk, while renowned producer and singer-songwriter Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds was honoured with a Legend award for his 25 years of songwriting and producing at the Soul Train awards ceremony. Singers that included Brandy, Fantasia, Tevin Campbell, Bobby Brown and BoysIIMen paid tribute to Edmonds by performing a medley of his greatest hits. Soul singer Jill Scott received the Lady of Soul award, an award that according to Huffington Post, recognises icons for their longstanding presence in the industry and influence on the world of music past and present.

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