Tuesday 21 November 2017

'I'm very lonely in Ireland, it's stuck in the middle ages,' says Sinead O'Connor

Sinead O'Connor leaves RTE, 4 October 2013.
Sinead O'Connor leaves RTE, 4 October 2013.
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Grammy winning singer Sinead O'Connor has revealed the 'painful struggle' she feels living in Ireland.

She is currently in the middle of her 'American Kindness' tour in the US and has written a diary entry detailing just how 'lonely' she feels living in Ireland.

"Ireland is a painful struggle for me because it’s still in the witch burning middle f***ing ages in so many ways.

"In America it’s ok to be ‘different’, which is why the music business was created - for people like all us rockers.

"There’s no f***in sense of rock and roll in Ireland at all. It’s a very lonely place for me consequently."

The musician, who recently hit international headlines for her war of words with Miley Cyrus, has said she feels comfortable in the US, in particular, among her musical colleagues.

"So I hate leaving my friends when the tour legs are over.

"Musicians only make sense to other musicians. And I don’t like too much [to be] lonely. At the end of day, I'm a small female.

"So, goodnight America. I wish you were Ireland.

"Please can you claim me? Can I seek artistic asylum if not physical?"

O'Connor went on to thank her band, manager and many of those close to her for their continued support both personally and professionally.

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