Sinead O'Connor has been located and identified as safe after an apparent suicide note was posted on her social media accounts at the weekend. Local police have stated they are no longer involved with the issue.

A representative of O'Connor has said the 48-year-old singer is "unwell and receiving treatment".

The Irish musician took to her Facebook account on 29 November to share that she had "taken an overdose". O'Connor also wrote in the public message: "There is no other way to get respect. I am not at home, I'm at a hotel, somewhere in Ireland, under another name. If I wasn't posting this, my kids and family wouldn't even find out.

"Was dead for another fortnight since none of them bother their hole with me for a minute. I could have been dead here for weeks already and they'd never have known."

She continued: "There is only so much any woman can be expected to bear," before listing out specific family members that she felt had treated her badly. The note went on to say that O'Connor feels she's regarded as "scum" and "invisible," before concluding: "you've finally got rid of me."

This isn't the first time O'Connor has shared details of her personal life onFacebook. Just a few days prior to her apparent suicide attempt, O'Connor wrote she was "desperately in need of a job and a place to live", adding: "I am being treated so badly by my family that can barely manage to stay alive." The following day, she wrote that she was done with the music industry, stating: "Music is over for me. Music did this. Rendered me invisible even unto my children. Murdered my soul. I'm never going back to music."

In recent years, she has also taken to the platform to voice outbursts towards several celebrities, including Miley Cyrus and Kim Kardashian.

Earlier this year, the Nothing Compares 2 U singer underwent a hysterectomy, which she also detailed on her Facebook. She told her followers that the procedure led her to struggle through an ongoing emotional battle "since the surgery".

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