The troubled singer told The Sun she “took an overdose” in Los Angeles on January 5, and tried to end her life a second time following a hospitalization for a broken ankle days later.
“God obviously wants me around – though I can’t think why,” O’Connor, 45, told the British paper.
Having long battled mental health issues, the singer made a desperate plea for psychiatric help from her Twitter followers Wednesday after claiming she was in “serious danger” without her medication.
“i realise i will be in trouble 4 doing this but.. ireland is a VERY hard place to find help in,” the 45-year-old wrote. “So having tried other ways 1st im asking does any1 know a psychiatrist in dublin or wicklow who could urgently see me today please? im really un-well… and in danger.”
The “Nothing Compares 2 U” singer went on to explain that the overwhelming backlash from her whirlwind marriage to Barry Herridge, whom she split from after 16 days of marriage only to reunite days later, led to her downward spiral.
Hours later, O’Connor returned to the social networking site to express her appreciation for all the fans and medical professionals who came to her aid following her call for help.
As to why she made her personal issues a public matter, the singer told The Sun, “I just had to make a cry for help.”
This is not the first time O’Connor has raised alarm over her well-being.
In September, she took to her website to address a series of puzzling tweets that suggested she was suicidal.
“I do believe suicide is a sin. Because you may as well have murdered every one who loves you even remotely. Including ‘God,'” O’Connor wrote. “And we all have people who adore us…Even if we think we don’t. BUT
It’s ok to FEEL suicidal. That is most definitely neither a sin nor a sign necessarily, of madness. It’s quite normal to feel that way sometimes.”