Warning: This article discusses mental health issues and suicide and may be distressing for some readers.
Irish singer Sinead O'Connor is reportedly in hospital after threatening to take her own life after her son died on January 7.
O'Connor's 17-year-old son Shane was found dead days after he went missing from an Irish hospital, where he was reportedly on suicide watch.
In a series of now-deleted disturbing tweets O'Connor said:
"I've decided to follow my son. There is no point living without him. Everything I touch, I ruin. I only stayed for him. And now he’s gone. I’ve destroyed my family. My kids don’t want to know me. I am a shit person. And you all only think I’m nice because I can sing. I’m not."
She also tweeted she doesn't deserve to live and everyone who knows her would be better off without her.
O'Connor later apologised for what she had tweeted and said she was with the police in hospital, it is not known which one she was at.
O'Connor was naturally devastated over the death of her son and initially blamed the Irish State, saying she would never forgive them and Tusla, the Irish Child and Family Agency.
She later apologised for blaming them saying in a now-deleted tweet.
"This is no ones fault but mine. Shane’s death is no ones fault but mine. Mine is no ones fault but mine. I don’t want to be in a world without my Shane and without my other kids. I don’t deserve to live. That’s my fault. No one else’s."
Where to find help and support:
Shine (domestic violence) - 0508 744 633
Women's Refuge - 0800 733 843 (0800 REFUGE)
Need to Talk? - Call or text 1737
What's Up - 0800 WHATS UP (0800 942 8787)
Lifeline - 0800 543 354 or (09) 5222 999 within Auckland
Samaritans - 0800 726 666
Depression Helpline - 0800 111 757
Suicide Crisis Helpline - 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)
Shakti Community Council - 0800 742 584