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Sinead O'Connor Cancels Tour Due To Bipolar Disorder
CNN ^ | April 24, 2012

Posted on 04/24/2012 5:22:46 PM PDT by Steelfish

Sinead O'Connor Cancels Tour Due To Bipolar Disorder Those who were hoping to catch one of Sinead O'Connor's upcoming performances were disappointed on Tuesday, as the singer has canceled the remainder of her U.S. tour.

As a note posted on her website explains, the "Nothing Compares 2 U" songstress hasn't been feeling well.

"With enormous regret I must announce that I have to cancel all touring for the year as [I] am very unwell from bipolar disorder," O'Connor reportedly wrote in a note on her website, which was then re-posted on a fansite. Her official website appeared to be suspended on Tuesday morning.

"As you all know I had a very serious breakdown between December and March and I had been advised not to go on tour," O'Connor reportedly continued. "But [I] didn't want to 'fail' or let anyone down as the tour was already booked to coincide with the album release. So very stupidly I ignored [my doctor's] advice to my great detriment, attempting to be stronger than I actually am."

(Excerpt) Read more at marquee.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: bipolar; bpd; sinead; sineadoconnor

1 posted on 04/24/2012 5:22:50 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

We could have told you that years ago.

She is liberal.

QED


2 posted on 04/24/2012 5:24:27 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Steelfish

or a psychotic break


3 posted on 04/24/2012 5:24:44 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Steyn: Obama sez: "Nice little Supreme Court you got here. Shame if anything were to happen to it.")
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To: Steelfish

That makes sense, given her history. It’s a terrible affliction, and hard on everyone who cares about the person.


4 posted on 04/24/2012 5:27:02 PM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: Steelfish

That’s what happens when you live on a bipolar planet.


5 posted on 04/24/2012 5:30:09 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for the 47% to start paying their "fair share" of income taxes.)
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To: Da Coyote
This woman has more than one problem ~ that she has been self medicating for many years.

Looks like somebody got her to a doctor.

6 posted on 04/24/2012 5:30:43 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: SuzyQue

Although I loathe pretty much everything she stands for ideologically, there’s no denying she’s an exceptionally gifted singer blessed with a distinct and powerful voice. She’s led a troubled life and I wish her the best in dealing with whatever demons haunt her.


7 posted on 04/24/2012 5:31:30 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: SuzyQue

Yeah, I was gonna post something similar. I’ve known a few people who developed it in their thirties. It ain’t cool. It can be pretty well controlled with meds, as long as they stay on them. It does explain a lot about her past behavior, though. The manic stage made her feel like she was Queen of the World, and could do no wrong. It can get them in a lot of trouble, even killed. And then the depressive stage hits.....


8 posted on 04/24/2012 5:33:33 PM PDT by FlyVet
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To: muawiyah
she has been self medicating for many years.

The two seem to go hand in hand, especially alcohol.

9 posted on 04/24/2012 5:36:27 PM PDT by FlyVet
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To: Steelfish
Nothing compares to you...and you.

10 posted on 04/24/2012 5:38:57 PM PDT by TSgt (The only reason I have one in the chamber at all times, is because it is impossible to have two in.)
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To: Steelfish

What a loser! She’ll probably end up doing herself in. I hope they keep a close eye on her.


11 posted on 04/24/2012 5:46:07 PM PDT by Bullish
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To: Joe 6-pack
there’s no denying she’s an exceptionally gifted singer blessed with a distinct and powerful voice

I respectfully disagree. Her voice is OK but not all that exceptional to any degree. Among her contemporaries, I think Sara McLaughlin, Tori Amos and Amy Lee of Evanesance all have much more exceptional voices and much more talent as performers and as original song writers.

Sinead O'Connor’s main claim to fame was making a really good cover and video of a song written by Prince – “Nothing Compares to U” and tearing up a picture of the Pope on SNL. Outside of those, what is she know for? Her crazy antics and certainly not for her music.

12 posted on 04/24/2012 5:47:35 PM PDT by MD Expat in PA
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To: Steelfish

I’d feel bad for Ms. O’Connor if she had to give up Showbiz. But she can always get a job as an Airline Flight Attendant. We’ve seen a rash of those lately...coming unglued in mid-flight because they decided not to take their meds!/Sarc


13 posted on 04/24/2012 5:48:19 PM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: Da Coyote

She seemed like such a sweet little Irish singer before the entertainment machine chewed her up and remade her as a Rock Star!

“Momma (and and Daddys) don’t let your babies grow up to be Rock Stars”. Or child movie/TV stars

Especially the girls.


14 posted on 04/24/2012 5:48:57 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: Steelfish

The hell you say. That’s a poke in my eye with a very sharp stick. What ‘twill I do?


15 posted on 04/24/2012 5:53:53 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: Steelfish

Always wanted to give her bald pate a noogie.


16 posted on 04/24/2012 5:54:52 PM PDT by donozark (The key to winning the Vietnam War was not Vietnam, but Laos...)
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To: Steelfish

Terrible brain disease. Wouldn’t wish it on anyone.


17 posted on 04/24/2012 5:56:56 PM PDT by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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To: Steelfish
there’s no denying she’s an exceptionally gifted singer

Ya' gotta' be kiddin'. She's about as talented as Alanis Morissette, who also sounds like a large cat with something stuck in its throat.

Can't anybody just say she a no-talent jerk whose only fame is that she trashed the Christian religion and got a lot of publicity for it?

18 posted on 04/24/2012 5:57:09 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: TSgt

LOL!


19 posted on 04/24/2012 6:03:54 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (Tagline removed at the request of someone who doesn't "get" Monty Python or Shakespeare.)
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To: Joe 6-pack
...there’s no denying she’s an exceptionally gifted singer

BS. I have heard people in Karaoke bars that sound just as good or better. That kind of tallent is not exceptional.

She only survived in 'show biz' because of her anti-Catholic rants. Without those, she would have been another long-forgotten 'star'.

20 posted on 04/24/2012 6:05:30 PM PDT by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: Steelfish

In other words, she’s a drunk. I’m around drunks all the time (having once been one myself), and I can tell you that every other drunk you see bleats about being “bi-polar.” So, here’s and idea for Sinead: try getting off the sauce coping with the vicissitudes of life like other people do. Bet the “bi-polarism” will ineluctably evanesce.


21 posted on 04/24/2012 6:06:13 PM PDT by hampdenkid
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To: Steelfish

Just bad drugs.


22 posted on 04/24/2012 6:11:15 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Steelfish

Fight the real enemy... old fat washed up psycho overrated liberal rock stars.


23 posted on 04/24/2012 6:12:33 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Tax codes and spending don't get 14 year olds pregnant and on welfare. Morality Matters.)
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To: TSgt
Nothing compares to you...and you.

ROTFL!

24 posted on 04/24/2012 6:14:11 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: Steelfish

Bipolar? phooey.

She needs a good exorcist.


25 posted on 04/24/2012 6:24:08 PM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: Steelfish

Didn’t realize Shinehead was still working


26 posted on 04/24/2012 6:24:43 PM PDT by Figment
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To: MD Expat in PA
"I respectfully disagree. Her voice is OK but not all that exceptional to any degree. Among her contemporaries, I think Sara McLaughlin, Tori Amos and Amy Lee of Evanesance all have much more exceptional voices and much more talent as performers and as original song writers."

We'll have to disagree then, although I will cede you that there are better original songwriters. She may be "best known" for her cover of a Prince song, but I really don't want to go down the path of judging music by what's "best known" or most popular. A lot of her more obscure stuff that never got any radio play is exceptional. Her acapella song I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got is an excellent showcase for her voice, and I can think of few songs more haunting than her cover of Scarlet Ribbons, to say nothing of her performances with the Chieftains and other Celtic ensembles.

Certainly, she is "best known" for one song, and a few public antics, but IMHO, a fair judgment or assessment of anybody should consist of an examination of a greater body of their deeds and works.

27 posted on 04/24/2012 6:26:06 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Steelfish

Bipolar disorder is serious business.


28 posted on 04/24/2012 6:26:42 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big. Vote Newt!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Damn right,especially when someone who has it uses drugs and/or booze.

It only makes it worse.


29 posted on 04/24/2012 6:30:36 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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To: hampdenkid

Damn! I LOVE the way you write, AND think. Is there NOTHING that can happen to a person that it not the fault of some phrase just dreamed up in the last 15 years or so?


30 posted on 04/24/2012 6:36:24 PM PDT by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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To: Steelfish

Live Aid Sinead - The Bipolar World Tour.

Has a nice ring to it.

And if that doesn’t work, she’ll hold her breath until her face turns blue.


31 posted on 04/24/2012 6:44:42 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Steelfish

Another pothead develops bipolar disorder.


32 posted on 04/24/2012 6:51:55 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Steelfish

MemeMemeMemeMemeMemeMemeLookAtME!!!


33 posted on 04/24/2012 6:58:24 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: SuzyQue
That makes sense, given her history. It’s a terrible affliction, and hard on everyone who cares about the person.

My son was originally diagnosed with BP, but later that changed to Schizoaffective Disorder. He's doing very well now on the right (expensive) meds. I wish there wasn't so much ignorance about these illnesses in society. Anyone with a loved one with a serious brain disorder knows all too well that they are no laughing matter. In fact it is the lack of empathy and the the way these illnesses are joked about that makes dealing with these illnesses all the more difficult. Thank God for NAMI.

34 posted on 04/24/2012 7:01:22 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: hampdenkid
So, here’s and idea for Sinead: try getting off the sauce coping with the vicissitudes of life like other people do. Bet the “bi-polarism” will ineluctably evanesce.



"Ehhrr, whaaaa?"


35 posted on 04/24/2012 7:11:56 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (2012 isn't an election - it's a restraining order.)
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To: Hostage
Terrible brain disease. Wouldn’t wish it on anyone.

Thank you! I have a son who was diagnosed with BP (since changed to Schizoaffective) and has already tried to commit suicide once. There is nothing whatsoever funny about anyone having these kinds of brain disorders. It makes reading some of the comments in threads like this difficult. I would not wish BP on anyone's family.

36 posted on 04/24/2012 7:16:06 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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37 posted on 04/24/2012 7:20:18 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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