O’Connor Overdosed Before Twitter Plea

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January 12, 2012 | 7:40am EST

Troubled singer Sinead O’Connor overdosed on pills in the days before her plea for psychiatric help via Twitter.com on Wednesday.
The Nothing Compares 2 U singer has long battled mental health issues and took to the internet to tell fans she was heading for meltdown.

She pleaded with followers to give her contact details for health professionals who could provide her with therapy and get her back on her medication.

O’Connor admitted the backlash from her on/off romance to Barry Herridge, who she split from after three weeks of marriage only to reunite days later, had sparked her relapse – and now she’s revealed she took an overdose in the days leading up to the drama.

She tells Britain’s The Sun, “I took an overdose. God obviously wants me around – though I can’t think why.”

The suicide bid took place in Los Angeles last Thursday, reports the newspaper.

O’Connor returned to Twitter on Wednesday following her call for help to thank fans for their support and revealed she is now due to receive treatment.

She wrote, “hey… wanna thank all SO much for such great help today. have a number of numbers, contacts, etc now and appointments.”