Sinead O’Connor has disputed a report that she was again threatening to commit suicide. On Thursday, Chicago police were contacted by Irish authorities who relayed concerns after O’Connor had told her family in Ireland that she was going to jump off a Chicago bridge, TMZ reported. However, by Friday morning, O’Connor refuted the suicide report by posting about Brexit on Facebook.
The singer wrote that the latest police investigation was the result of “false and malicious gossip.” After celebrating the theory that the Brexit decision would result in an independent Ireland, O’Connor wrote of Thursday’s suicide report. “Oh and 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.” Swords Garda is a police station in Dublin.
O’Connor’s emotional wellbeing, as well as an ongoing rift with close family members, has become headline fodder in recent months as the singer continues to air her personal problems on public forums like Facebook.
In November, the “Nothing Compares 2 U” singer first publicly threatened to commit suicide in a lengthy, despondent note where she claimed to have “taken an overdose.” Six months later, on May 16th, Chicago police issued a “missing suicidal” report on O’Connor after the singer went missing following a long bicycle ride. That report came after O’Connor posted on Facebook alluding to a legal situation involving her sons.
Hours after police began searching for O’Connor was found “safe and is no longer listed as a missing/endangered person,” Wilmette Police said at the time.