Sinéad OConnor (54) stops singing. The Irish singer-songwriter who scored hits with Nothing Compares 2 U and Troy says that her upcoming album will be the last.
“ I want to let you know that I will stop touring and no longer work in the music industry,” writes the singer on Twitter. “Im getting older and Im tired. So its time to hang my nipple washes on the willows.”
Her new and eleventh album, No Veteran Dies Alone (NVDA), is expected to be released in January 2022. There will be no tour and no promotion work from me. I have always given everything I have.”
The controversial OConnor announced last autumn that her tour she planned for this year would not continue. She wanted to get treated for addiction and mental problems first.
“ Ive gone through six really hard years. This year they came to an end and now its time to recover,” the singer shared on Twitter in November. “This year I lost someone I loved and it struck me so much that I was addicted to a drug other than weed for a short time — which Ive been addicted to for 34 years.”
The Irish, who has been living as Shuhada Sadaqat since her conversion to Islam, has suffered various traumas in her youth. She also came into contact with violence several times. “After that, I immediately entered the music. I never learned how to live a normal life.”
She asked her fans and her business contacts for understanding, because “the music industry shows little pity for artists who have to postpone something because of mental health problems. If this means the end of my career, so be it. I only have one life, and I have to be careful about it.”