Sinead O’Connor has announced that she is spending three months in a trauma treatment centre after being misdiagnosed for ‘thirteen years’.
The 50-year-old opened up about her mental health struggles and the alleged abuse she faced at the hands of her mother in an interview with Dr Phil last week.
The TV therapist organised a place at a treatment facility for Sinead, and now she has claimed she has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder after previously being told she had borderline personality disorder.
Sinead – who is changing her name to Magda Davitt – wrote in a Facebook post: ‘Am celebrating having finally received an accurate diagnoses. Made by doctors who knew me for more than ten minutes.
‘I do not have BPD. I am bipolar. It’s taken me thirteen years of being told otherwise by Irish doctors, to finally sort it out.
‘Anti depressants are very dangerous for people who are bipolar. We use Different medication. So that’s part of why it’s taken so long to recover, from the hysterectomy and the last two years of trauma.
‘Am now on proper meds and am staying in trauma treatment for three months. Nicest place on earth. Thanks to Dr Phillip.’
The Nothing Compares 2U singer then said she would never return to her native home of Ireland.
She wrote: ‘Never going back to Ireland. Am choosing happiness and self esteem instead. Never going back to anyone that left me to die. Including “Sinead”, who left herself to die and is as guilty as anyone else.
‘Am a new person. The woman I would have become had I parents that were deserving of the title. I am a flower, blossoming. I can choose which way I wanna grow. I’m no longer any man’s slave. Nor any patriarchy’s. No patriarchal idea will shape how free I may see myself.
‘No man has the right to say to a woman “thus far shall you go, and no further”. I declare myself a republic. As the song says (Google band called The Fat Lady Sings. Great song called Republic).’
Hundreds of fans rushed to share their well wishes with the star in the comments section.
Sinead concerned fans earlier this year when she posted a Facebook video in which she said she was suicidal and living in a Travelodge in New Jersey.
On Dr Phil, she explained that she posted the video as she hoped her family would watch and realise how bad things had become.