The media made Sinéad O’Connor announce her retirement last week, she has stated in a Twitter update proclaiming her return.
The mercurial O’Connor said her prior retirement announcement was a “knee-jerk reaction” to U.K. and Canada media reports. These “pigs in lipstick” triggered her, she wrote.
“All interviewers were asked to please be sensitive and not ask about child abuse or dig deep into painful shit about mental health which would be traumatising for me to have to think about. Every fuggin time I go to sell a record for 30 years, it’s ‘aren’t you mental? aren’t you an asshole? aren’t you invalid?’” she wrote.
“I said I was retiring. As I have said many times before in knee jerk reactions when I was young and made the butt of media abuse on the grounds I’m legally vulnerable. The hugest misconception (I’m always asked this but never answer) of ‘Sinead O’Connor’ is that she is Amazonian. I’m not. I’m a five-foot, four-inch soft-hearted female who is actually very fragile,” she added.