Sinead O'Connor receiving help after overdose attempt

SINGER Sinead O'Connor is reportedly receiving medical treatment after a worrying message about taking an 'overdose' was posted on her Facebook page.

O'Connor sparked fears for her wellbeing after the emotional post claiming she had taken an overdose at a hotel in Ireland was widely shared. She did not disclose the name or location of the hotel.

In the lengthy message posted two hours ago, O'Connor, who has four children, said she was "broken by events during this week and claimed to have been subject to "appalling cruelty".

"The last two nights finished me off. I have taken an overdose" it read.

"I am at a hotel, somewhere in Ireland, under another name. There is only so much any woman can be expected to bear."

The authenticity of the post has not been verified and The Independent could not immediately reach a representative for O'Connor for comment.

Gardai Police were alerted to her message and found O'Connor, according to the Irish Examiner. She is reportedly "safe and well" and receiving medical treatment.

A police spokesperson told The Independent it could not comment on individual cases.

O'Conner, 48, underwent a hysterectomy in August and cancelled all of her 2015 shows in July to care for her child after he was diagnosed with a "life-threatening illness". She did not specify the nature of his illness at the time.

If you need help, phone Lifeline on 13 11 14.

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