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Saturday 20 September 2014

Sinead O'Connor plans her funeral twice in one week as she believed she was dying

Published 22/01/2014 | 08:36

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Sinead O'Connor & guests at The Late Late Show, RTE, Dublin, Ireland - 04.10.13. Pictures: G. McDonnell / VIPIRELAND.COM *** Local Caption *** Sinead O'Connor
Sinead O’Connor started planning her funeral last week after she was rushed to the hospital with kidney stones. Pictures: G. McDonnell / VIPIRELAND.COM

Sinead O’Connor started planning her funeral last week after she was rushed to the hospital with kidney stones.

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The singer believed she was going to die as she complained of crippling pains.

“We started making plans [in case] I croak between Friday night and Saturday night, how I don’t want the kids seeing my body and such?,” she said.

The ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ singer was “planning for my kids twice in one week, thinking I’m croaking.”

Sinead said she had the “most physically traumatic experience I’ve ever had that didn’t result in a baby.”

“I get seized by pain that feels like all my back ribs and all front are broken,” she said.

“Literally as if someone stamped all over me and smashed them, or as if someone beat the s**t out of me.”

Her sister rushed the 47-year-old to A&E last Thursday where it was believed she had an abdominal aneurysm.

“So we’re thinking OK, I could croak any minute and we start making plans as to how the kids will be OK,” the mum-of-four wrote on her website.

It was eventually decided that the singer had a kidney stone and she was sent home with painkillers.  

But the pain didn’t ease for Sinead and she returned to hospital two days later.

The doctor told Sinead she did have a kidney stone, but it wasn’t what was causing her pain.

“The doctor asks me have I been upset about anything, I sob quietly and say, ‘Yes, something extremely traumatic happened about a week aho.’ He says, ‘There’s your problem’.

“Sent home with massive painkillers, doped up to f*****g eyeballs all weekend. Body, mind, heart and soul all in utter shock.”

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