Irish singer Sinéad O’Connor took to Facebook early Friday morning to praise the Brexit vote. While she was posting on social media, she also decided to slam rumors she was suicidal. The day before, TMZ published a report that said the “Nothing Compares 2 U” star threatened to jump off a bridge in Chicago.
"It's bull---- I jumped off a bridge," O'Connor, 49, wrote. "Some stupid b---- up at Swords Garda station [an Irish police station] decided she'd like to throw a bit of false and malicious gossip about is all."
Before her post, Irish police reportedly asked authorities in the Windy City to be on alert for O’Connor, saying they got a tip from someone that said she was threatening to take her life. But O’Connor said she was too thrilled to be worried about suicide. “I am far too f---ing happy for that!” she wrote.
The main thing that brought her to Facebook was the Brexit vote, which saw Britain vote Thursday to succeed from the European Union. “Ireland is officially no longer owned by Britain,” she wrote in all capital letters. “Congrats to every man, woman and child who ever died for the cause of Irish freedom, and also to all those, including myself, who have been persecuted mercilessly by the so-called free-state for having declared support for Sinn Fein and the Republican movement. Our day has come!"
While O’Connor denied the suicide attempt, it would not be the first time she has threatened to kill herself. As recently as May, police feared she was suicidal after she wrote a cryptic Facebook post.
After the death of Prince in April, she accused entertainer Arsenio Hall of supplying the “Purple Rain” singer with drugs — and therefore being responsible for his death. She claimed she would send authorities to his “man cave” to have him arrested. Prince wrote the lyrics and music for O’Connor’s biggest hit, “Nothing Compares 2 U.”
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