It’s been just a few months since we learned that Sinéad O’Connor played a song by Connecticut singer Kath Bloom at O’Connor’s Las Vegas wedding in December. Then we learned a few days later that O’Connor had already split from her new husband. Then she overdosed. Then she released a new album and announced a tour. Now she’s canceled the tour, and says she’s quitting music.
That’s like Lindsey Lohan’s whole career compressed into five months.
O’Connor, the Irish singer known in perhaps equal measure for her wrenching cover of Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” and ripping up a picture of the pope on “Saturday Night Live,” announced via Twitter that bipolar disorder, and her ongoing recovery from a “v serious breakdown” has made it impossible for her to tour this year, according to The Sun newspaper. (O’Connor’s Twitter account no longer seems to be active.)
“Fact is I did have a v serious breakdown between dec and march and well . . am just not recovered enough to be on tour,” she wrote, according to Irish Central.
O’Connor wrote that she still hopes to appear at a tribute to Curtis Mayfield in New York this July, then inquired about alternate employment: “Any1 have a job 4 v clever woman with massive heart and courage, who adores people And has to escape music bizniz as is v bad for her?”
Here’s hoping O’Connor finds her dream job, and achieves some sort of balance.