The “Nothing Compares 2 U” singer told fans Thursday night that she was heading to the hospital for help after sharing a series of disturbing Twitter posts in which she planned to commit suicide.
On an unverified Twitter account linked to her official account, she wrote: “I decided to follow my son. There is no point in living without him. Everything I touch, is spoiled. I stayed only for him. And now he is gone.”
O’Connor – who has been open about her mental struggles and suicidal thoughts in the past – said she felt “lost”, blaming herself for her teenage son’s death.
The mother-of-four followed up an hour later by apologizing for her disturbing posts and assuring fans that she is seeking medical attention.
She wrote, “I’m sorry, I shouldn’t have said that. I’m with cops now on my way to the hospital. I’m sorry I bothered everyone,” she wrote, “I’m lost without my baby and I hate myself. You’ll help the hospital for a while. But I’ll find Shane.” It’s just a delay.”
O’Connor’s representatives declined to comment on the matter to CNN.
Shane O’Connor’s body was discovered on January 7, two days after his disappearance, the singer’s management company confirmed to CNN on Saturday.
O’Connor announced his death on Twitter, saying that her “beautiful” son had “decided to end his worldly struggle.”
“Nevim Nesta Ali Shane O’Connor, the light of my life, has decided to end his worldly struggle today and is now with God,” she wrote. “May he rest in peace and no one may do the same. My child. I love you so much. I hope you are in peace.”