Sinead O'Connor reveals she cancelled shows due to son's battle with 'life-threatening medical condition'
Published 26/07/2015 | 14:24
Sinead O'Connor has revealed the reason why she cancelled her shows for the remainder of the year - her son is battling a "life-threatening medical condition".
Sinead pulled out of her show at the Galway International Arts Festival this weekend and all her shows for the remainder of 2015, with her agent blaming 'exhaustion'.
However, Sinead has taken to Facebook to outline the real reason behind her decision.
She wrote, "My child has been suffering with a life-threatening medical condition since early March 2015. It is the type of condition my child will definitely survive, if correct care is taken and is supervised by myself. Otherwise there is no guarantee.
"That is the plain truth."
She added, "Needless to say, this has been and remains a severe family crisis. Like any mother, I have been up all day and night every day and night since I found out my child is suffering.
"Studying and learning all I can so that I might help not only the suffering child, but those of my other children who are naturally affected by the situation."
Sinead revealed she has been having ongoing treatment for a "chronic gynaecological" problem but, despite several surgeries, she did not let it "interfere with the year's touring schedule".
What prompted her to cancel her gigs was a sudden worsening of her child's condition.
"Seven nights before I arrived in Las Vegas for the Conor McGregor fight, my child took a turn for the worst, and I became frightened.
"There are not many services or much support for children and families in this situation in Ireland. So you're on you're own when the shit's hitting the fan."
She added, "I have been instructed by my child's doctor not to work until my child has fully recovered."
Read Sinead's full statement at her Facebook page HERE