Sinead O'Connor Tweets About Suicide, Cops Arrive

But she reassures fans in blog not to worry
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Sep 19, 2011 2:23 AM CDT
Sad Sinead O'Connor performs in Melbourne last year.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) Police turned up at Sinead O'Connor's door to check on her after the irreverent Irish singer tweeted a succession of disturbing thoughts about suicide. "I'm so tired. 24 years of being treated like a crazy person. I want to go to heaven SO bad. Have for years. Can't manage any more. Badly wish could die without it ruining my kids lives," worried fans read last week. But now O'Connor is reassuring her public ... sort of. In an open letter to fans on her blog, which also appeared in the Independent, she says her life isn't in danger just now. O'Connor says she believes "suicide is a sin," but also thinks that expressing suicidal thoughts can be healthy.

"People who express suicidal feelings are least likely to act on them," she writes. She asks for email suggestions for "support services" in Ireland, other than "nut houses and psychiatrists and drugs." O'Connor has long battled bipolar disorder, and the media has recently piled on her for packing on some pounds. The downer talk comes amid O'Connor's new search for a boyfriend, and she's been poring over eligible bachelor applications being sent to her, notes Rolling Stone.

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