Sinead O’Connor 'safe and sound' after worrying message posted to Facebook account

A message posted to the official Facebook account of Sinead O’Connor appears to show the Irish singer to be in a distraught state.

UPDATE (6.07pm): Gardaí at Pearse St station have confirmed that singer Sinead O'Connor has been located "safe and sound" and is receiving medical assistance.

The statement included: “The last two nights finished me off. I have taken an overdose. There is no other way to get respect. I am not at home, I'm at a hotel, somewhere in ireland, under another name.”

It later states: “well done guys, you've finally got rid of me. Sorry the penny didn't drop sooner. I'm an idiot.”

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A spokesman for An Garda Síochána said that they cannot comment on cases involving named individuals.

The singer revealed in October that she is to undergo a hysterectomy.

She also announced plans to cancel a summer tour, saying that “my child has been suffering with a life-threatening medical condition since early March 2015”.

She recently stated that she was quitting the music business.

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