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Sinead O'Connor found “safe” after sharing a troubling Facebook video

"She is surrounded by love and receiving the best of care.”

By Candice Mehta-Culjak
Sinead O'Connor is reportedly safe and not suicidal, according to an update posted on her behalf to her Facebook page.
"Hi everybody, I am posting at Sinead's request, to let everyone who loves her know she is safe, and she is not suicidal," read the anonymous post, shared Monday night. "She is surrounded by love and receiving the best of care. She asked for this to be posted knowing you are concerned for her. I won't respond to any questions, so please understand. I hope this comforts those of you were concerned."
The update follows a troubling video from the singer-songwriter, in which she discussed her ongoing battle with mental illness. She also criticised her family, saying she was entirely alone in the world except for her doctor.
"There's absolutely nobody in my life except my doctor, my psychiatrist – the sweetest man on earth, who says I'm his hero – and that's about the only thing keeping me alive at the moment ... And that's kind of pathetic."
Sinead has grappled publicly with issues stemming from her mental illness in the past.
The "Nothing Compares 2 U" singer said she hoped her video might provide some help to others struggling with mental illness.
"I'm fighting, fighting, fighting, fighting -- like all the millions and millions that I know I'm one of -- to stay alive every day," she added. "Which I'm doing because I love the people who are doing this to me. I'm not still alive for me. If it were for me, I'd be gone straight away back to my mom."
"I gave so much love in my life and I just can't understand how a person could be left alone and I want everybody to see what it's like," she said as she cried. "That's why I'm making this video."
The singer-songwriter shot to international fame with her 1990 hit "Nothing Compares 2 U."
Sinead has grappled publicly with issues stemming from her mental illness in the past.
In 2015, the hitmaker revealed in a Facebook post that she had taken an overdose.
“There is only so much any woman can be expected to bear,” she wrote. “Well done guys, you’ve finally got rid of me. Sorry the penny didn’t drop sooner. I’m an idiot.”
If you are struggling with depression or suicidal thoughts, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or the Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467.

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