Sinéad O’Connor wrote an open letter to Prince Harry after being moved by his Apple TV documentary on mental health, The Me You Can’t See.
The singer, 54, identified with Harry’s grief over the death of his mother, Princess Diana, in a car crash in 1997 when he was just 12, when she was lost his own mother in similar circumstances at the age of eighteen.
Writing in the Irish Sunday Independent newspaper, Sinéad said: “As someone with mental health issues related to trauma, I wanted to let you know how upset I am with your Apple TV series. You slam it, to use a musical term. You continue to shine through.
Moved: Sinéad O’Connor revealed in an open letter to Prince Harry that she identified with his grief over his Apple TV documentary (pictured above in 2020)
The Me You Can’t See saw Prince Harry, 36, team up with Oprah Winfrey, 67, to guide open conversations about mental health, featuring stories from around the world.
The Nothing Compares 2 U singer went on to explain in the letter why the documentary moved her so deeply.
“I’m writing this because you and I have something in common Harry. I also lost my mother in a car accident… I know a little of the grief that you had the courage to share in the public arena.
Documentary: The Me You Can’t See saw Prince Harry, 36, team up with Oprah Winfrey, 67, to guide open conversations about mental health, featuring stories from around the world
Grateful: Nothing Compares 2 U singer continued to explain in serious letter why Harry’s documentary moved her so deeply
“It’s a shock that takes years to come out, when someone dies so violently and suddenly. It’s the recovery of a lifetime, ”she wrote.
The Irish singer was quick to detail how grateful she was that the Duke of Sussex had discussed her grief so openly.
“I really identified with you when you shared the rage and anger you felt when your mother passed away. I was the same. I’m sure we all were, any of us who ever lost someone in this sudden way.
Transcending that heartbreak like you did by sharing it, eliminates a lot of waste. And many of us appreciate what you do, ”said Sinéad.
Related: The Irish Singer Won’t Shy In Detailing How Grateful She Was That The Duke Of Sussex Has Discussed Her Heartbreak So Openly (Pictured Above In 2019)
Ending the letter on a poignant note, Sinéad told Prince Harry that his late mother would be very proud of him.
“When so many of us see the work you do for people with mental health issues, we see you trampling on the stigma. And we are all delighted for you.
“Most importantly, we know how proud your mom is of the amazing young man that you are. “
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“We know how proud your mom is of the amazing young man you are” Sinéad wrote the end of the letter (Harry pictured above in July)