Sinead O’Connor announces her retirement

Irish singing legend Sinead O’Connor has announced her retirement following the death of her son

Irish singing legend, Sinead O’Connor, has today, Sunday, February 13, announced her retirement from the music scene. The star, who in 1990 had a massive worldwide hit with her cover of Prince’s ‘Nothing Compares 2 U‘, suffered a major tragedy on January 8, when her son Shane took his own life.
Confirming the news on her Twitter account, the Irish singer posted, “Just saying that the suggestions that there will be performances this year, or next year, or ever, are wrong. There will never be anything to sing about again”.
Shane, aged just 17, was found dead by the police after he escaped from a hospital in the Irish capital, Dublin, where he had been on suicide watch.
Following the young man’s tragic death, 55-year-old Sinead O’Connor said she would “never forgive” the Irish state, which she blames for allowing her son Shane to escape surveillance.
“My beautiful son, Nevi’im Nesta Ali Shane O’Connor, the very light of my life, decided to end his earthly struggle today, and now he is with God”, the singer revealed on Twitter at the time of Shane’s death.
“May he rest in peace, and let no one follow his example. My baby. I love you very much. Please rest in peace”, she concluded, as reported by


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    • Mike

      14 February 2022 • 20:05

      I used to think this woman was beautiful, smart, and had a great voice… then 25 years passed and I realised she had moved on to cloud cuckoo land…! I am very sad for her loosing her son, but I fear the reason she lost him was probably more to do with her inability as a mother, than the Irish state not looking after him on suicide watch… why was he there in the first place Sinead?


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