Sinead O’Connor has canceled her upcoming tour in order to treat her bipolar disorder and suicide attempts, US Magazine is reporting. The singer confirmed the news on her blog, saying “with enormous regret I must announce that I have to cancel all touring for the year as I am very unwell due to bipolar disorder.”
O’Connor added “as you all know I had a very serious breakdown between December and March and I had been advised by my doctor not to go on tour but didn’t want to fail or let anyone down as the tour was already booked to coincide with album release. So very stupidly I ignored his advice to my great detriment.”
“I apologize sincerely for any difficulties this may cause,” O’Connor continued. She added that she does hope she’ll appear at the Curtis Mayfield tribute in The Lincoln Center in July.
The news comes after O’Connor tweeted in January that she was going to the hospital to be treated for her depression. The same month, she ended her relationship with husband Barry Herridge, who she married December 8. “I will never again associate myself romantically with anyone and I could not bear to see those things done again to someone I love,” she wrote on her blog.
Written by: Karen Benardello