Sinead O’Connor Enters One-Year ‘Trauma And Addiction Treatment Program’ | Ents & Arts News

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Singer Sinead O’Connor has canceled her concerts for 2021 and has announced she is entering a one-year treatment program for trauma and drug addiction.

In a series of tweets, the Irish star, best known for her hit version of Nothing Compares 2 U in 1990, said she had been through “six traumatic years”, but now “the recovery is beginning”.

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The star, pictured on stage at Glastonbury in 1990, says her recovery is starting now

She admitted she had been addicted to cannabis for 34 years – “a lifetime” – but said that in 2020 she had become “briefly addicted” to another drug after one of her children felt bad. and that she has “lost someone dear.”

The 53-year-old, who also goes by the name Shuhada after converting to Islam in 2018, has a history of mental health issues.

She said in her statement that after growing up with “trauma and abuse” she went straight into the music industry and “never really learned how to lead a normal life.”

In her first post, the star said, “Message for people who have tickets to next year’s shows: These shows are postponed until 2022 so I can participate in a trauma and addiction treatment program. a year because I lived through six very traumatic years. and this year was the end, but now the recovery begins. ”

After thanking the fans for their support and apologizing for any inconvenience caused to those who bought tickets to shows, she later said: “If you knew the six years that I have spent, you know what. I speak. And I will explain very clearly in 2022. ”

She added, “The music business is a very ruthless place for artists who need to postpone due to emotional or mental health issues. ”

O’Connor said his treatment begins next week and a planned memoir will still be released in 2021.

The star concluded by saying that she would continue to post on Twitter until her treatment begins, “mainly on what a total t *** Trump is.”

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