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November 29, 2015

Sinead O'Connor found safe after apparent suicide post on Facebook

Irish singer-songwriter posts series of alarming messages on Facebook

Irish singer-songwriter and Grammy-award winner Sinead O'Connor was reportedly found safe in Dublin Sunday after posting an alarming note on Facebook in which she threatened suicide.

In the note, O'Connor, 48, said she had already overdosed after checking into a hotel under a false name. Over the past several days, she had posted about her frustration with family isolation and an ongoing custody battle with two ex-husbands over the right to see two of her children, according to the New York Daily News.

In a 2007 interview with Oprah Winfrey, O'Connor discussed her diagnosis with bipolar disorder and acknowledged that she had previously attempted suicide on her 33rd birthday in 1999. In 2012, she posted on Twitter in another apparent threat of suicide.

O'Connor revealed earlier this year that she had undergone a hysterectomy and was also contemplating a full retirement from music, a career choice she felt contributed to her personal struggles after several public controversies.

O'Connor has produced ten solo albums in addition to multiple collaborations with other artists and performances at charity benefit concerts.