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Sinead O'Connor Goes To Hospital For Depression

01/18/2012 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.

"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.

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Check out photos from Sinead's Las Vegas wedding below:

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