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Sinead O'Connor Goes To Hospital For Depression

Sinead Oconnor

First Posted: 01/18/12 05:07 PM ET Updated: 01/18/12 05:07 PM ET

The drama never stops for Sinead O'Connor. The troubled Irish singer announced Tuesday that she's headed to the hospital to receive treatment for depression.

"Gonna be off radar for few weeks. But will be back. Worry not," O'Connor, 45, tweeted, and revealed the reason when replying to a follower. "I'm going to hospital. Treatment for depression. Not at all well. But they will put me back together quick."

News of O'Connor's decision to seek treatment doesn't come as a surprise to those following the singer's recent actions. She married her fourth husband, Barry Herridge, in December in a bizarre, drive-thru Las Vegas ceremony.

Over two weeks later, she declared that their marriage was over, only to reconcile and break up again. After O'Connor recently revealed she attempted suicide, many friends and fans were left wondering what was going on with the "Nothing Compares 2 U" singer.

Though she has previously admitted to being bipolar, O'Connor denied having the disorder in a Jan. 13 blog post, blaming the media for the demise of her marriage.

"Certain sections of our media are pure evil. These people, along with others caused enormous damage deliberately and maliciously to my innocent flower of a husband, purely because he was with me. And so his association with me became something very bad for his life. And slowly since we were married I became very ill as result of what was done to my husband and I was unable to cope."

The next day, O'Connor wrote a lengthy blog post admitting that she had "lost it" over the past four weeks, and shared that many of her struggles stem from being child abuse victim. She also described her difficulty in seeking treatment for depression, especially in Ireland.

"I always found it an enormous obstacle being "Sinead O'Connor" when seeking medical help. Often misdiagnosed, or just derided or lectured like a child... Not heard. Judged by what's in newspapers."

After her recent tweets about heading to hospital, it looks like O'Connor may be getting the help she says she desperately needs.

Check out photos from Sinead's Las Vegas wedding below:
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  • Sinead O'Connor And Barry Herridge

    Sinead O'Connor and Barry Herridge married at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas on Thursday.

  • Sinead O'Connor And Barry Herridge

    The couple tied the knot in a "drive-thru" style wedding.

  • Sinead O'Connor And Barry Herridge

    They rolled up to the "drive-thru" wedding window in a pink cadillac.

  • Sinead O'Connor And Barry Herridge

    O'Connor and Herridge began dating after Herridge replied to the singer's Twitter post <a href="" target="_hplink">about her search</a> for the perfect sex partner.

  • Sinead O'Connor And Barry Herridge

    O'Connor said that getting married in Vegas was her 'dream.'

  • Sinead O'Connor And Barry Herridge

    This is O'Connor's <a href="" target="_hplink">fourth marriage</a>.


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