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Monday 21 April 2014

Sinéad's feelin' good just like Aretha

Sinéad O'Connor has finally found a man, we were told this week.

But the Diary was a bit perplexed to read that the chap concerned is called 'Dr Feelgood'.

Sinéad told newspapers on Monday: "This man's name is Dr Feelgood in the morning. And taking care of business is really this man's game. After one visit to Dr Feelgood, you understand why Feelgood is his name."

We're delighted for Sinéad, but the quotes she gave to reporters are actually the lyrics to 60s song 'Dr Feelgood', made famous by soul singer Aretha Franklin (inset).

Sinéad was also on song when providing more details on the nude portrait of her by artist Jim Fitzpatrick which has come back on the market.

Depicting the singer wearing only a necklace and stockings, the painting also features Dublin's Pigeonhouse in the window outside.

"I had that picture for a while and the reason I never hung it was that if you look closely into the sky, you can see a monster in the picture. Jim didn't paint it, it just turned up." No wonder the canvas is called Strange Days.

Sinéad's new album How About I Be Me And You Be You is released on One Little Indian on February 20.

She plays a one-off show in the Olympia Theatre on Sunday, December 18.

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