Irish singer-songwriter Sinéad O’Connor revealed that she will be entering rehabilitation to treat addiction and trauma, forcing her to postpone her tour dates scheduled for 20121.
The singer, who is in her fifties and has a previous history of mental health issues, shared everything in a series of detailed posts on Twitter.
“Message for folks who have tickets for next year’s shows: those shows are being postponed until 2022 so that I may go into a one year trauma and addiction treatment program because I had a very traumatic six years and this year was the end of it but now recovery starts,” she tweeted.
O’connor, who is also known as Shuhada Sadaqat after converting to Islam, continued, “I grew up with a lot of trauma and abuse. I then went straight into the music business. And never learned really how to make a normal life. Never took proper time to heal. Wasn’t ready to either.”
“The last year has been very traumatic also due to one of my kids being unwell and the child is thriving now thank god but the mom needs TLC. If I take this time to heal, I will be fit for a lifetime of touring. If I don’t, I won’t,” the “Nothing Compares 2 U” singer added.
The music business is a very unforgiving place for artists who need to postpone due to emotional or mental health issues, according to her.
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