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Singer Sinead O’Connor has been admitted to hospital following the tragic death of her 17-year-old son, Shane.
Shane went missing earlier this month and was found dead on January 7, after which O’Connor announced the loss of her son on Twitter.
The mother, who changed her name to Shuhada Davitt in 2018, described the teenager as the ‘very light of [her] life’, explaining that he ‘decided to end his earthly struggle today and is now with God.’
She added: ‘May he rest in peace and may no one follow his example. My baby. I love you so much. Please be at peace.’
Last night, January 13, O’Connor shared a post on Twitter in which she said her son’s death was ‘no one’s fault but [her] own’. She indicated that she was considering taking her own life before later apologising for her post.
Addressing her followers, O’Connor wrote: ‘I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have said that. I am with cops now on way to hospital. I’m sorry I upset everyone. I am lost without my kid and I hate myself. Hospital will help a while. But I’m going to find Shane. This is just a delay.’
The singer’s admission to hospital comes after she reportedly threatened a hospital with a lawsuit and accused those who were in charge of looking after Shane of failing to do so appropriately.
Per The Mirror, she explained the teenager had been taken to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services after ‘vanishing [and] leaving suicide notes including detailed funeral plans’.
In a post on Twitter, she continued: ‘They discharged him. Said he had no plans. When objections were raised by the adult with him she was told “planning a funeral is no different to planning a wedding”.’
O’Connor later shared details of her son’s funeral, explaining she will follow the requests he had laid out prior to his death. His funeral will be attended by just his mother and father, with O’Connor noting: ‘This was also the wish Shane expressed in his suicide notes.’
Though the funeral will be a small one, O’Connor told fans they could send flowers or other items in tribute to Shane to ‘the mortuary at Loughlinstown hospital.’
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